Fraises des bois, native to France and elsewhere in Europe, are tiny wild strawberries prized for their fine, aromatic flavor. They are available in specialty-food shops for only a few weeks in late spring or early summer. Select unbruised, slightly soft berries with a deep color and an inviting fragrance. Store unwashed and loosely covered in a single layer on a tray or platter lined with paper towels in the refrigerator for a few days.
For other berry varieties, see blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cranberries, gooseberries, loganberries, raspberries, and strawberries.