Strawberry, which is the indispensable ingredient of desserts and fruit plates with its bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness, is loved by everyone. Strawberry is a fruit that is consumed fondly all over the planet. It is a vitamin-rich fruit that can be consumed in its processed form as well as consumed fresh. It is also used extensively in making jam, marmalade, or fruit juice. Thanks to new agriculture methods and developed export networks, strawberries reach every country. Strawberries have gained great importance in terms of exports, especially in recent years.
The most essential aspect of strawberry's growing popularity has been its cost-effective cultivation in a variety of climatic and soil conditions. Strawberries can grow in cold weather conditions down to approximately -8 °C. The most suitable soil for strawberry cultivation is sandy-loam soils. It can be grown frequently in regions with a Mediterranean climate. The Mediterranean climate is hot and dry in summer, warm and rainy in winter. The Mediterranean, Aegean, and Marmara regions are the most prolific producers of strawberry fruit, respectively. The province with the highest strawberry production is Muğla.