Useful gardening information
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 soluble
plant food when fruiting. Cover seeds lightly in warm soil.
Keep soil moist until seeds germinate. Will germinate in 21-45
Informative articles found on the
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.
SF074 One Time (Fragaria Ananassa)
Have you ever wanted a ground cover plant that produced berries? Well, look no farther than Fragaria ground cover grown from Strawberry seeds. Yes, Strawberry plants make a wonderful spreading ground cover and they have the additional benefit of producing delicious, edible fruit. These plants are quite easy to grow. They are perennial, winter hardy, and will thrive in full sunshine, as long as the soil is fertile and well-drained. Large, sweet berries with old time strawberry flavor.
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
3475 Musk Strawberry ( Fragaria moschata )
This is the gourmet fruit with an intense aroma and said to have a taste of its own, likened to strawberries, raspberries and pineapple.
It can be found growing wild in parts of Europe but is not readily available in cultivation.
Fast-growing and withstanding most weather conditions, they make very good ground-cover plants.
The taste is so different than other strawberries that they have been nicknamed Bubblegum Berries by some. Here is an interesting article about Musk Strawberries
we found on the web.
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 miniature 1"
delicious fruits, fragrant white flowers, ideal for patio
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.
Indian Strawberry Seeds
SF140 Tuttifrutti Indian Strawberry ( Duchesnea indica )
This rare ground cover plant will get second looks! It's a Strawberry plant with lovely yellow blooms, and it produces small red Strawberries all summer long on a creeping evergreen carpet. Tuttifrutti is well-suited for hanging over a wall or as a ground cover plant.
Duchesnea Indica is naturalized throughout the United States, and it is found growing in shady places in woods and grassy slopes. Prefers a moist, but well-drained soil in a partially sunny position. Once plants are established, the matted root sends out runners to set new plants. Indian Strawberry leaves are light green and finely haired.
The small, yellow flowers are 5 petaled, and first appear in April and will bloom throughout the summer until fall. The fruit is small, about 1/2 inch round. It is edible, but many say the taste is un-noteworthy. Birds, however, love the red fruit. Grows about 5" tall. Hardy to zone 5.