Useful gardening infomation
Select an area of your garden that receives full
sunshine as this is one of the main ingredients for a sweet
crop. They will grow in areas that are sunny most of the day,
but really need full sun to develop to their fullest and
sweetest potential. Once planted, strawberries will produce
well for three to four years. So, select a location that will
not be disturbed. While strawberries like lots of water, they
need well drained soil. This is accomplished by creating raised
rows. Add fertilizer and compost into the soil and elevate the
rows a few inches above the garden soil level. This will allow
those heavy spring rains to quench your plants' thirst, but
drain away any excess water. Space rows three to four feet
apart to allow room to walk and harvest between the rows.
Easy to grow in containers, moisture must be
maintained and plants should be fed once a week with soluable
plant food when fruiting. Cover seeds lightly in warm soil.
Keep soil moist until seeds germinate. Will germinate in 21-45
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NB76 Alexandria (Fragaria vesca)
Alpine strawberries from seed.
Day-neutral. These decorative little plants produce delicious, aromatic red strawberries, about twice the size of wild berries but much smaller than the standard type. Perennials, Alpine strawberries stay compact and produce few runners, making them suitable for rock gardens, path edgings, pots, and window boxes. They begin producing the second spring, sometimes the first fall. Grows best in zones 5-8. 100-120 days to bear fruit.
BM10 Strawberry Fresca
Flowers in 4 months, runnerless, medium size fruits all summer.
FB145 Rugen Improved Strawberry
Alpine strawberry, red fruits, good basket plant
2704 Strawberry Temptation
Sweet deep red fruit, runnerless, great for patio pot or
3438 White Soul Strawberry
Ongoing large white fruits, very sweet with pineapple overtone, runnerless, birds avoid it.
2705 Strawberry Mignonette
French wood type, vigorous, runnerless, many mininature 1"
delicious fruits, fragrant white flowers, ideal for patio
3290 Golden Alexandria Fragaria vesca Golden Alexandria
Perennial strawberry. Lime green-gold leaf, great ornamental, bears sweet red strawberries summer till fall, runnerless alpine, ideal for patio pot.
3351 Fragissimo Vanilla
Starry white blooms, produces large juicy red fruit continuously, for fruit production or ornamental, fine in patio pot.
3311 Red Wonder
Large elongated red fruits, Alpine, sweet and aromatic, long season.
3312 Yellow Wonder
Large elongated yellow fruits, Alpine, sweet and aromatic, best taste of all, long season, birds avoid it, giving better harvest.
JF388 Rainbow Treasure F1
Super eye-catcher in large pot or basket, red, white, and rose flowers with delicious sweet, scented fruits.