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Fragaria moschata

Hautbois strawberry

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.4m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.8m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPinkish red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fragaria moschata (Hautbois strawberry). A European strawberry with few runners. Grows to about 45cm high and has leathery wrinkled leaves with silky undersides. They are pinkish-red with a persistent calyx. The seeds are grouped more densely towards the tips of the fruit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Plymouth strawberry

Origin

C. Europe

Interest and use

Ornamental, culinary, ground cover, fruits

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Seed in spring or autumn or by runners and replant with fresh stock every few years.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protect them from snails, strawberry aphids and birds.

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