Julius de Berry

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Julius de Berry may have been a minor French nobleman, and a citizen of Auvers[disambiguation needed] who was knighted by the Emperor and King of France, Charles Simplex, in 916 for a gift of ripe strawberries. Legend has it that Julius' strawberries were so succulent, that King Charles granted him a coat of arms, which come down to the present as the arms of the Chief of the Name and Arms of Fraser, Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun.[1]

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  1. ^ G.M. Darrow. Chapter Four: The Strawberry from Chile U.S. National Agricultural Library. Retrieved on 11 February 2007.