Vigorous Growing Groundcover Strawberry with Good Runner Production
Found on a peninsula in Lake Huron, this clone and its seedlings produce very good clusters of fruit. The real benefit of this strain is its ability to withstand foliar diseases that are often associated with strawberry production even if you grow them just for ornament. Large leaves are produced along with a sizeable crown the first year. Fruit will form with these plants as we produced early in the season and transplanted into an all organic soil mix.
If you need a strawberry for a groundcover, this is a good one as its runners are pitched upwards and root solid up to 2 feet away from the parent plant. It is also an easy plant to propagate and use in areas where normal groundcovers just cannot establish due to the hardness of the soil or lack of nutrients. Remember this clone was found growing in pure sand with essentially no organic matter although there was a few pieces of driftwood that were near by but nothing substantial. Use a wide spacing of 2-3 ft. apart.
|Genus & Species||Fragaria virginiana|
|Pollination Requirements||Will cross with other wild strawberries or itself. Two plants are needed-any two plants.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Very easy to grow and fruit usually all within the first year. Removing the developing fruit does not improve fruiting the second year. Leave it on as it ripens. The cap will slide off when fully ripe.|