A favorite fruit in nearly every culture and cuisine, strawberries are beloved for their sweet, juicy flavor and plump red appearance. And though many people cook with them (and eat them) regularly, few have actually considered growing them themselves.
These highly decorative little plants produce delicious, aromatic red great delicious strawberries, same of bigger than the standard type. Perennials, These strawberries stay compact and produce few runners, making them suitable for rock gardens, path edgings, pots, and window boxes.
Edible Flowers: Flowers add a mild, strawberry-like flavor if sprinkled on salads or when used as a garnish for drinks and desserts. Once you try one of these mouth watering fruits you will have them in your garden for years to come!
Strawberries prefer a sunny to a partially shaded location and moist, well-drained soil, richly fertilized with compost or aged manure, and a pH between 6.5-6.8. Prepare beds the previous fall or in early spring to get good control over perennial weeds.
Product Type: Bonsai
Full-bloom Period: Spring to fall
Type: Succulent Plant
Use: Outdoor Plants
Cultivating Difficulty Degree: Very Easy
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
One major benefit of growing strawberries from seed is you can plant several different varieties of your choosing, as long as they can grow in your climate. But a drawback is you likely won't have a good harvest of fruit for a year after planting. Most growers recommend pinching off the strawberry flowers the first year to direct the plant's energy into producing strong roots and a good, healthy plant. Enjoy fruit the second and third year. This is certainly a case where good things come to those who wait.
Varieties may also be included in the blend:
June-bearing strawberries, also known as Chandler, Earliglow, Jewel, and Cabot, Day-neutral strawberries, Seascape, Evie, and Albion, White Alpine, Everbearing strawberries, Tribute and Tristar, Woodland strawberries, and much more