There are 70 varieties of strawberries. Most are grown in California and Florida.
Peak from April through July.
Strawberries should be a rich red, plump, dry, firm, well shaped and uniformly colored. Size does not matter. Avoid withered, moldy, crushed, pale, greenish, yellowish berries. The leafy caps should look fresh and green.
Cover and refrigerate for a few days. Lightly wrap with plastic.