About Alpines

Fraises des bois is a French word for strawberries of the woods. The strawberries are also known by other names including: Fragaria vesca: Alpine Strawberry, Perpetual Strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Wood Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, Monthly Strawberry, American Strawberry, European Strawberry, European Woodland Strawberry, Fraise, fraises des bois, fraisier des bois, fresa, fresa silvestre, Walderbeer, Ye Cao Mei, Cilek, fraisier alpin, fraisier commun and others.

For an excellent resource on strawberries take a look at The Strawberry: History, Breeding and Physiology by George M Darrow. A complet online version is available HERE.