A red alpine strawberry that is a great addition to the gourmet garden
A red Alpine Strawberry producing small red strawberries with a wonderful taste. We have had that variety in our garden for years and it self seed spontaneously. A great addition to the gourmet garden. Very productive variety that will keep producing throughout the season. Fabulous in fruit salads or simply eaten as is. Why not try it in a strawberry cheesecake or simply in a fruit salad, if there are some left of course...Usually they do not make it to the kitchen. We eat them on the spot!
Scientific Name: fragaria vesca
Plant Life Cycle: Hardy perennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 10-30 Days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Cold stratification is advised to improve the germination rate of strawberry seeds. Sow in late February onwards in seed trays and lightly cover to hide seed. Keep moist and semi-shady. When plants grow second set of true leaves, thin them or replant them in separate pots. When large enough to plant out, introduce them to the outdoors gradually.