Question: Why are strawberries called strawberries?
Answer: Historians aren’t sure. One theory is that woodland pickers strung them on pieces of straw to carry them to market. Others believe that the surface of the fruit looks as if it’s embedded with bits of straw. Still others think that the name comes from the Old English word meaning to strew, because the plant’s runners stray in all directions and look as if they are strewn on the ground.