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Fragaria ananassae

Strawberry

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.8m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green-white

Description

Fragaria ananassae (Strawberry). A very popular small fruit which is very juicy and sweet. It will produce ovate leaflets that are fuzzy above and white beneath. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 11C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 24C.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous or Fruit

Origin

Hybrid of garden origin, probably F. Virginian x F. chiloensis

Interest and use

Culinary fruit

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Grow in a light to medium organic well drained shallow soil, with low salinity and medium fertility with full sun.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protect them from snails, strawberry aphids and birds.

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