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    Wimbledon means strawberry season

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    As the strawberry season coincides with the world-famous Wimbledon tennis tournament, these luscious fruits find their way into the hearts and hands of tennis fans worldwide. Strawberries also hold a special place in the hearts of the Polish people.

    Poland has long been renowned for its excellent agricultural produce, and strawberries are no exception. With a favorable climate and fertile soil, the country boasts a thriving strawberry industry. The strawberry season begins in late spring and continues throughout the summer, reaching its peak in June and July. During this time, vast fields in regions like Lower Silesia, Mazovia, and Pomerania are adorned with row upon row of strawberry plants, their fruits ripening under the warm sun.

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    A beloved tradition for visitors at Wimbledon is to indulge in strawberries and cream, a classic British dessert featuring fresh strawberries served with a dollop of rich, silky cream. This delightful combination perfectly complements the excitement and elegance of the tennis matches, creating an unforgettable experience for both the players and the spectators.

    The tradition of serving strawberries at Wimbledon dates back to the 19th century when the tournament was still in its early years. In the late 1870s, when the All England Club hosted the inaugural championships, strawberries were already a popular summer fruit in England. The All England Club, the governing body of Wimbledon, sought to provide visitors with a unique and quintessentially British dining experience. Thus, the combination of fresh strawberries and cream was born. The cream served with the strawberries was initially clotted cream, a rich and luxurious dairy product popular in the British Isles. It complemented the sweetness of the strawberries, creating a harmonious blend of flavours.
    Today, around 28,000 kilograms of strawberries are consumed during the Wimbledon Championships each year, accompanied by over 7,000 liters of cream.

    Whether you plan to enjoy the Wimbledon matches from the comfort of your home or venture out to witness the tournament firsthand, let the tantalizing allure of Polish strawberries enhance your experience. Take a moment to indulge in the natural perfection of these berries, celebrating the craftsmanship of Polish farmers and the exhilaration of the tennis courts. With every bite, you’ll find yourself transported to a world of summertime bliss, where the magic of strawberries and Wimbledon collide.

    Treat yourself to the taste of Polish strawberries and experience the magic of Wimbledon like never before. Discover the sweet symphony of flavors that await you and join us in celebrating the harmony of Polish agriculture and the timeless elegance of the Wimbledon tournament.

    We encourage you to follow our sports articles about great Polish tennis players at Wimbledon this year.

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