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Fragaria ananassae ‘Rhapsody strawberry’

Strawberry

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green-white
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Fragaria ananassae ‘Rhapsody strawberry’ (Strawberry). This variety will produce red glossy fruits with orange flesh with good flavour; medium to large berries. Resistant red core; some resistance to verticillium wilt and mildew. Season: late

Characteristics

Perennial, Fruit

Origin

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

Interest and use

Culinary fruits

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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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