Fast Growing Healthy Selection with Good Fruiting Capabilities
This species selection came to us from a plant collector who discovered it on a hike in the hills. Very good fruit size ½ to ¾ inch. Rich wild flavor. This would be a good species to add for increased fruit set with other wild strawberries as well. The leaves are larger with this selection plus it has good runner production. They tend to be more resistant to foliar diseases than other wild strains we have tried. Almost always maintain clean foliage throughout the summer and fall. Grown from seed this strain is a good wild strawberry as a groundcover and some fruit production. It will cross with other strawberries that we sell as well making it a good pollinator too.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Fragaria virginianaSeed Source:
Will need additional pollination so plant at least two or add another wild type nearby to ensure the best fruit production.Soil:
Sandy soil is the best but can be grown in loam too. Very resilient to poor impoverished soils.Climate:
Zones 4-8.Ease of Cultivation:
Very easy to grow and spreads quickly in sun or light shade.