The history of the variety Victoria The origin of this variety is still a mystery. There are two versions of the birth of strawberries. According to one of them, the berry got its name in honor of the English Queen Victoria, during the reign of which a garden with strawberries was laid out. According to another version, the variety was bred in Holland, from where it was brought by Peter the Great. The sovereign fell in love with the berry as a child, and the monarch brought a Dutch novelty from a trip to Europe.