This info comes from the website Recipzaar:
. . . the strawberry is a member of the rose family and has grown wild for centuries.
The most common American variety is the result of crossbreeding the wild Virginia strawberry and a Chilean variety. This has produced a hardy berry that is able to withstand both shipping and storage.
More flavorful, is the European Alpine strawberry -- tiny exquisitely sweet wild strawberries of France known as fraises des bois. They are considered to be the "queen of strawberries."
I have tasted fraise des bois, and they are magnificent.