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Strawberry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Fragaria x ananassa

 

Strawberry

The common garden strawberry (collectively known as strawberries) is widely grown for its sweet tasting, juicy red fruit. Strawberry plants are easy to care for and will provide an abundance of first class fruit for a numbers of years. When they come to the end of their fruiting lives they are easily propagated by removing the old plants and planting the runners.

 
plant Features
  • Strawberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Strawberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Strawberry is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Strawberry likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Strawberry

Latin name

Fragaria x ananassa

type

Fruiting Plant

family

Rosaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Strawberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Strawberry is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Strawberry likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Strawberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom
  •  
    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Strawberry is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Fragaria x ananassa

The common garden strawberry (collectively known as strawberries) is widely grown for its sweet tasting, juicy red fruit. Strawberry plants are easy to care for and will provide an abundance of first class fruit for a numbers of years. When they come to the end of their fruiting lives they are easily propagated by removing the old plants and planting the runners.


Spring planting of runners

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

You can plant out last seasons runners in early spring after the frost has gone and the soil has started to warm up. Plant the runners straight into well drained, fertile soil. For an early crop you can plant them under a tunnel cloche.

 

Autumn planting of runners

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Strawberry runners can be planted oiut in autumn before the soil cools and frost arrives. Plant the runners straight into well drained, fertile soil. For an early crop you can plant them under a tunnel cloche.

 

Propagate plant runners in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Propagate your strawberry plants in their 4th or 5th year to continue your fruit crop. Simple break of the runners from the main plant and plant straight into well drained, fertile soil. For an early crop you can plant under a tunnel cloche.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Summer

Strawberries produce delicate and intricate white flowers with yellow centres. It is these flowers that eventually develop the strawberry fruit. The flowers start many months before they bloom, as tiny little yellow buds.

 
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