Woodland strawberry is found in oak and hickory woodlands throughout North America. It is difficult to distinguish between it and the wild strawberry as they share many characteristics. The fruit size varies from 1/4" to 1/2". The quality of fruit is very good for eating fresh or making jam. Our seedlings were grown from our seedling plants from our farm known for their large leaves and robust growth. In general, this species is slightly taller than virginiana and other wild types. Easy to grow as a groundcover under a tree. These seedlings will help fruiting by cross pollinating each other. In dense shade the plants will be taller with big leaves. A 12 inch by 12 inch spacing will make for greater fruit yields, until the runners begin to fill in. This is a vigorous selection. Each potted plant is 1 -2 years old and is easily transplanted even in the summer. Each of the potted plants are different genetically as well making for a better fruit set. They will also aid in crossing with the Intensity variety.
|Genus & Species||Fragaria vesca|
|Pollination Requirements||Apparently having a mix of different types improves yields significantly.|
|Soil||Well drained sandy soil is ideal.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Anyone can fruit it. Not fruiting, try gypsum. Soil should also be slightly acidic for best yields. Avoid heavy shade as yields drop in deep shade. Plant is totally adaptable in full sun as well. Is a good base for hybridization if you are into that and feel store bought strawberries are kind of funky|