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Fragaria Genus

Strawberry

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Fragaria genus (Strawberry). The species are low-growing, creeping or tufted perennials from Europe, Asia and North America. The 3-palmate dark green leaves have toothed leaflets. The flowers are white or pink and will appear in cymes in the spring. The red strawberry-like fruits have tiny pips.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous or Fruits

Origin

Europe, Asia and N.America

Interest and use

Ornamental, culinary, ground cover, fruits

Cultivation

Grow them in fertile limy well drained soil with full sun with some dappled shade. Harvesting may start in early summer and may end in late summer.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or autumn or by runners or offsets and replant with fresh stock every few years.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to leaf spot, honey fungus, fungal wilts, red spider mites and vine weevil grubs.

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