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Fraises De Bois Care: What Are Fraises De Bois Strawberries

Fraises De Bois Care: What Are Fraises De Bois Strawberries


By: Liz Baessler

The strawberry is a difficult fruit. And anyone who’s eaten a berry straight out of the garden knows the difference all too well. One berry that’s particularly delicious (and also especially bad at travel) is Fraises de Bois. Keep reading to learn more about growing Fraises de Bois and Fraises de Bois care.

Fraises de Bois Strawberry Info

What are Fraises de Bois strawberries? Fraises de Bois (Fragaria vesca) translates from French to “strawberries of the woods.” They are frequently called alpine strawberries and woodland strawberries. Different varieties are native to Asia, Europe, and North America. They can sometimes be found growing in the wild.

The plants themselves are very small, reaching 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm.) in height. The berries are miniscule, especially by supermarket standards, and don’t tend to reach more than half an inch (1.3 cm.) in length. They are also very delicate, with a squishable quality that usually prevents them from even being transported to local farmers’ markets. Their taste, however, is incredible, both sweeter and more acidic than most other strawberries.

Fraises de Bois Care

Since they are almost impossible to find for sale, growing Fraises de Bois or finding them in the wild is virtually the only way to taste them. The plants are tolerant of both hot and cold, and as a rule are hardy from USDA zones 5-9.

They grow in full sun to partial shade, and fertile, humus-rich, well-draining soil. They prefer slightly moist soil and need moderate watering.

These strawberries will continue to bloom and bear fruit from late spring through late summer. They will spread easily through runners and self-seeding.

They are tricky to grow in the garden, however – the germination process isn’t always reliable, and they are prone to several diseases, such as rots, wilts, blights, and mildew. But the taste may be worth the trouble.

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  • 1 Description
  • 2 Taxonomy
    • 2.1 Subspecies
  • 3 Ecology
  • 4 Genomics
  • 5 History, cultivation and uses
    • 5.1 Garden varieties currently in cultivation
  • 6 Chemistry
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Five to eleven soft, hairy white flowers are borne on a green, soft-hairy 3–15 centimetres (1.2–5.9 in) stalk that usually lifts them above the leaves. The light-green leaves are trifoliate (in threes) with toothed margins. The plant spreads mostly by means of runners (stolons), but the seeds are viable and establish new populations. [4] [5] [6]

Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885) makes a distinction between wild or wood strawberries (Fragaria vesca) and alpine strawberries (Fragaria alpina), [7] a distinction which is not made by most seed companies or nurseries, which usually sell Fragaria vesca as "alpine strawberry".

Under wild or wood strawberry, Vilmorin says:

It has seldom been seen in gardens since the introduction of the Red Alpine Strawberry. . Wood Strawberry possesses a quite particular perfume and delicacy of flavour. 2,500 seeds to the gramme.

Under alpine strawberry, Vilmorin says:

A very different plant to the Wood Strawberry, and distinguished by the greater size of all its parts — the fruit in particular — and especially by the property (which is particular to it) of producing flowers and fruit continuously all through the summer. . The fruit has nearly the same appearance and flavour as that of the Wood Strawberry, but is generally larger, longer, and more pointed in shape. The seed is also perceptibly larger and longer. A gramme contains only about 1,500 seeds.

Subspecies Edit

As of November 2020 [update] , Plants of the World Online accepts two subspecies in addition to the autonym, Fragaria vesca ssp. vesca: [1]

  • Fragaria vesca ssp. americana(Porter) Staudt
  • Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata(A.Heller) Staudt

Typical habitat is along trails and roadsides, embankments, hillsides, stone- and gravel-laid paths and roads, meadows, young woodlands, sparse forest, woodland edges, and clearings. Often plants can be found where they do not get sufficient light to form fruit. In the southern part of its range, it can grow only in shady areas further north it tolerates more sun. [8] It is tolerant of a variety of moisture levels (except very wet or dry conditions). [8] It can survive mild fires and/or establish itself after fires. [8]

Although F. vesca primarily propagates via runners, viable seeds are also found in soil seed banks and seem to germinate when the soil is disturbed (away from existing populations of F. vesca). [8]

Its leaves serve as significant food source for a variety of ungulates, such as mule deer and elk, and the fruit are eaten by a variety of mammals and birds that also help to distribute the seeds in their droppings. [8]

The wild strawberry is used as an indicator plant for diseases that affect the garden strawberry. It is also used as a genetic model plant for garden strawberry and the family Rosaceae in general, due to its:

  • very small genome size
  • short reproductive cycle (14–15 weeks in climate-controlled greenhouses)
  • ease of propagation.

The genome of Fragaria vesca was sequenced in 2010. [10]

All strawberry (Fragaria) species have a base haploid count of seven chromosomes Fragaria vesca is diploid, having two pairs of these chromosomes for a total of 14.

Evidence from archaeological excavations suggests that Fragaria vesca has been consumed by humans since the Stone Age. [11]

Woodland strawberry fruit is strongly flavored, and is still collected and grown for domestic use and on a small scale commercially for the use of gourmets and as an ingredient for commercial jam, sauces, liqueurs, cosmetics and alternative medicine.

In Turkey, hundreds of tons of wild fruit are harvested annually, mainly for export. [12] The Ottoman strawberry (also known as the Arnavutköy variety) [13] was once cultivated in large quantities in the Arnavutköy neighbourhood of Istanbul. It is also grown extensively near the town of Karadeniz Ereğli in Zonguldak province, Turkey. A festival to celebrate the Ottoman strawberry is held at Karadeniz Ereğli in June each year. [14]

Most of the cultivated varieties have a long flowering period (and have been considered by botanists as belonging to Fragaria vesca var. vesca ssp. semperflorens). They are usually called alpine strawberries. They either form runners or multiple crowns in a cluster, fruit over a very long period with larger fruit than the common wood strawberry, and are usually propagated by seeds or division of the plants. The type in cultivation is usually everbearing and produces few runners. Plants tend to lose vigour after a few years due to their abundant fruiting and flowering with final decline caused by viral diseases. [15] Large-fruiting forms are known since the 18th century and were called "Fressant" in France. [16] Some cultivars have fruit that are white or yellow when fully ripe, instead of the normal red.

Cultivars that form stolons are often used as groundcover, while cultivars that do not may be used as border plants. Some cultivars are bred for their ornamental value. Hybrids, Fragaria × vescana, have been created from crosses between woodland strawberry and garden strawberry. Hybrids between the woodland strawberry and the European species Fragaria viridis were in cultivation until around 1850, but are now lost. [17]

Alpine strawberry has an undeserved reputation among home gardeners as hard to grow from seed, often with rumors of long and sporadic germination times, cold pre-chilling requirements, etc. [ citation needed ] In reality, with proper handling of the very small seeds (which can easily be washed away with rough watering), 80% germination rates at 70 °F (21 °C) 1–2 weeks are easily achievable. [ citation needed ]

Alpine strawberries are sometimes included as edging plants in herbaceous borders. [18]

Garden varieties currently in cultivation Edit

Seed-propagated

  • Rügen, the first modern cultivar, i.e., runnerless, everbearing and large fruited — originating from Castle Putbus in Germany, first offered 1920 by the strawberry grower Emil Spangenberg from Morsleben.
  • Alexandria, first offered 1964 by George W. Park Seed Co., USA
  • Baron Solemacher, first offered 1935 by F. C. Heinemann, Germany
  • Weisse Solemacher (white fruited) first offered by F. C. Heinemann
  • Golden Alexandria (golden foliage).
Cultivars

Forms with runners are still found in old gardens.

  • Quarantaine de Prin, France commercially important before World War I, but now almost extinct maybe identical to the variety Erigée de Poitou which was still offered around 1960.
  • Blanc Amélioré, Great Britain white-fruited it is doubtful if the clone in circulation today is identical to the historical variety from around 1900 because of its non-everbearing habit nevertheless a good variety with rather large, sometimes monstruous fruit of the Fressant type.
  • Illa Martin, Germany sold as an ornamental, white-fruited. Red achenes have been reported but have not been found. Most plants in circulation not true to name.
  • Gartenfreude, Germany large-fruited form, sometimes very large monstrous fruit of the Fressant type.

Curious mutations have arisen and are sometimes grown by plantsmen and other connoisseurs of the unusual:

  • Monophylla (“Strawberry of Versailles” has one large leaflet instead of the normal three leaflets) [22] - Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885) stated as being raised by Duchesne. [7]
  • Multiplex (double flowered sets less and smaller fruit)
  • Muricata (“Plymouth strawberry” the flowers are composed of numerous small, leafy bracts the fruit are similarly spiky).

F. vesca contains the ellagitannin agrimoniin which is an isomer of sanguiin H-6. [23]


Fraises de Bois Care

Da de næsten er umulige at finde til salg, er det praktisk talt den eneste måde at smage dem på at dyrke Fraises de Bois eller finde dem i naturen. Planterne er tolerante over for både varme og kolde og er som regel hårdføre fra USDA zone 5-9.

De vokser i fuld sol til delvis skygge og frugtbar, humusrig, godt drænet jord. De foretrækker lidt fugtig jord og har brug for moderat vanding.

Disse jordbær vil fortsætte med at blomstre og bære frugt fra slutningen af ​​foråret til sensommeren. De spredes let gennem løbere og selvsåning.

De er vanskelige at dyrke i haven, men spiringsprocessen er ikke altid pålidelig, og de er tilbøjelige til adskillige sygdomme, såsom rådner, wilts, blights og meldug. Men smagen kan være besværet værd.

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The Gardener's Eden

Fraises des Bois, or alpine strawberries, offer a continuous supply of summertime fruit – Photo ⓒ Michaela at TGE

Oh the magic of Fraises des Bois! To me, they look as if they belong at the center of a tiny table in an enchanted forest one set just for leprechauns, fairies, nymphs and elves. Alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca) are fragrant, delicious and easy to grow. Sometimes called ‘the wood strawberry’, this rose-relative is a separate species from the common garden strawberry, (Fragaria x ananassa), and is native to North America, Europe, northern Africa and some parts of Asia. Unlike their runner-forming cousins, these lovely mounded plants produce fruit throughout the growing season – spring to fall. Many cultivars are available, including the delightful red ‘Alexandra’ and ‘Mignonette’, and for the more kaleidoscopic plate, there are even white and yellow alpine strawberries! Strawberries of all kinds are best planted out to the garden in early spring – but it is important to prepare the site well in advance (unless you are growing in containers). So if you would like to grow alpines in your potager next year – read on….

Alpine strawberries are herbaceous perennials (the foliage dies back in fall and then returns from hardy roots in spring). Many cultivars are very cold hardy (some to -30 degrees fahrenheit) and they can be grown directly in the garden, or in containers – especially strawberry planters – on decks, patios, steps and terraces (if grown in containers, the berry plants are best moved indoors for overwintering in cold climates). Alpine strawberries are easy-care perennials, and they are usually propagated from seed (collected or purchased), or easier yet, by division of plants. All strawberries prefer slightly acidic (pH 6-6.5), hummus-rich, well-drained soil. Growing strawberries on a slight slope –raised bed or in containers– helps to provide both drainage and air-circulation. When grown directly in the garden (as I grow mine), spacing plants at least 16″ apart will result in best fruit production. Mulch is important both to protect the shallow roots from dehydration and temperature fluctuations. In winter, I heap mounds of clean straw over alpine and common strawberry plants, and I try to protect them from late spring frosts with removable row covers (though as patches increase in size, this becomes much less feasible). Alpine strawberry plants can and should be divided every few years – in cold climates this is best done in early spring so that the root systems will have time to establish. Early fall division is also possible, though much riskier in zones north of USDA 6. When the task is undertaken early in the season, the easiest way to make more alpine strawberries is through division of the underground stolons (though collecting and drying seed for germinating indoors works too, if you are patient). I fertilize all strawberry plants with good compost, and I regularly test the soil in all of my garden beds to assure a proper balance of key nutrients (particularly phosphorus)…

The jewel-like color of the fruit, sensational fragrance and sweet flavor more than compensate for the tiny size of alpine strawberries. Photo ⓒ Michaela at TGE

Alpine strawberry blossoms ⓒ 2010 Michaela at TGE

Frais des Bois at harvest ⓒ 2010 Michaela at TGE

Competition for alpine strawberries comes in many forms from weeds and insects to chipmunks, mice and birds. In my garden, the boisterous mocking bird clan living in the adjacent scrub seems particularly interested my strawberry crop this year. I do love their singing and bug catching, but I wish the mocking birds, robins and other winged-robbers would stay away from my strawberries! Now, don’t you feel too bad for my feathered friends – they have plenty of wild elderberries (Samubus canadensis), bramble berries and bugs to feast upon. If birds are snagging your berries, you can always cover them with safe Bird Netting, which allows air flow and pollinating bees to fly in and out. Alternately you could use insect pop-ups (such as those linked below) set in place when berries are close to harvest, and then removed at intervals for critical wind and bee pollination. Slugs can be a real problem during rainy periods (copper edged raised beds, beer traps and diatomaceous earth are some commonly used deterrents), and insects –particularly sap beetles, tarnished plant bugs and bud weevils — are always an issue with strawberries of all kinds. Never apply an insecticide, even an organic insecticide, during bloom periods, as you will kill beneficial insects (including our precious honeybees) along with the less desirable, ‘bad bugs’. For backyard berry growers, I advise hand-picking insects and the limited use of row covers (see below) when berries are close to ripe.

Containers with pockets, like the one pictured from Amazon above, are a great way to grow alpine strawberries.

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Variety Species Season Developer Release Pedigree Notes
Ac Valley SunsetFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonAndrew Jamieson in Kentville, Nova Scotia Plant shows good vigor with no apparent foliage disease concerns.
Ac Wendy
Fragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonKentville Research Station in Nova Scotia An Evangeline crossModerately resistant to powdery mildew and red stele, but susceptible to verticillium wilt. Frost damage potential, very early flowering.
Alaska PioneerFragaria × ananassa USDA, Cheyenne1968 Not available commercially
AlbaFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonNew Fruits s.a.s., Italy2002 Resistant to most common root diseases, tolerant to mildew (Oidium fragariae) and Xanthomonas fragariae, susceptible to Colletotrichum acutatum.
AlbionFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUniv. of California2006Diamante × Cal94.16-1
Resistant to verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot, and relatively resistant to anthracnose crown rot.
AlexandriaFragaria vescaEverbearingGeorge W. Park Seed Co, USA1964 Runnerless, must be seed-propagated.
AlibrittonFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1951 Not available commercially
AliceFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1993
Alinta
Fragaria × ananassaDay-Neutral
AllstarFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUSDA / Univ. of Maryland1981US 4419 × MDVS 3184This widely adapted variety has performed consistently well from the East to central Midwest. It is highly resistant to red stele, with intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Very popular in Michigan.
Alpine StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern Hemisphere Also known as the woodland strawberry, fraises des bois, wild strawberry, European strawberry. The Fragaria alpina species is now considered the same as Fragaria vesca.
AmeliaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1998Includes Pandora, Marmolada, Kent, and ProvidenceSplitting below the calyx has been noted in some trials. Moderate resistance to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum).
AnitabisFragaria × ananassaVery Early SeasonMagnani & Molari, Italy Tolerant to most common root diseases and grows well in non-sterilized soil. Moderately tolerant to mildew (Oidium fragariae) and has a low susceptibility to Colletotrichum acutatum.
AnnapolisFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1984(Micmac × Raritan) × EarliglowA vigorous and winter-hardy variety, Annapolis has resistance to red stele.
AnnelieFragaria × vescana Swedish breeding program at Balsgård1977 A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
ApolloFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1970
ArapahoeFragaria × ananassaEverbearingUSDA, Cheyenne1954 Extremely hardy variety even into Canada. Not available commercially.
AromelFragaria × ananassa
AsiaFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonNew Friuts s.a.s., Italy2005 Tolerant to most common root diseases, susceptible to mildew (Oidium fragariae) and Colletotrichum acutatum. Frost resistant.
AtlasFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1970
AvalonFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonRutgers University Good flavor and berry firmness. Large, vigorous plants.
Baron SolemacherFragaria vescaEverbearingF. C. Heinemann, Germany1935 Runnerless, must be seed-propagated.
Beach StrawberryFragaria chiloensis This strawberry species goes by several names: beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, coastal strawberry.
BellmarFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale1932 Not available commercially
BeniciaFragaria × ananassaShort-day June-bearingUniversity of California, Strawberry Improvement Program2010 See profile of this strawberry variety by clicking its name in the far left column.
BentonFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1975
BishFragaria × ananassa Jim Ballington of North Carolina State University2002 This cultivar was developed for use in plasticulture systems and has good disease resistance. It is especially well suited to the upper Piedmont and Mountain regions of North Carolina.
BlakemoreFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale, MD1930 Tart berries best used for jams and jellies. Produces lots of runners.
Blanc AmélioréFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in Great Britain White strawberries. Doubtful that clone in existance today is identical to the historical variety. Sometimes has enormous berries of the Fressant type.
BogotaFragaria × ananassa
BoleroFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK1996Includes Redgauntlet, Wiltguard, Gorella, Cardinal, and SelvaModerately resistant to powdery mildew. Some resistance to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and wilt (Verticillium dahliae).
BountifulFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1993
BrightmoreFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1942 Not available commercially
BrunswickFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonUSDA / Kentville Research Center, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada1999Cavendish × 'Honeoye'Resistant to red stele. Susceptible to Phytophthora crown rot. Likely sensitive to Sinbar. Good for home gardens. Good for northern locations.
CabotFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1998('Elsanta' × K79-5) × (ArKing × K7-40)Known for its huge berries, excellent flavor, winter hardiness and disease resistance. Best suited for northern locations and home gardens. Susceptible to Botrytis and crown rot.
CalypsoFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK1991Rapella × SelvaOne of the everbearing strawberry varieties that produces significant runners. Moderately resistant to wilt (Verticillium dahliae). It is susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis).
Cambridge FavouriteFragaria × ananassa
CanogaFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonCornell Small Fruits Breeding Program NY1123 (‘Senga Sengana’ x ‘Midland’) x Holiday (1979)Good for plasticulture.
CapronFragaria moschata Quintinye (the gardener to Louis XIV)1672 Also known as Le Chapiron, Chapiton, Capiton.
CardinalFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAES (Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station) Good for Pick-Your-Own operations. Most common commercial strawberry cultivar in Oklahoma.
CassandraFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1998Includes Rosie, Eros, Rapella, and SelvaGood runner production. Moderately resistant to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis) but susceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum).
CavendishFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1990Glooscap × AnnapolisHighly resistant to red stele and has some resistance to Verticillium wilt.
ChandlerFragaria × ananassaMidseason Well-suited for southern planting. A Californian variety that is adaptable to the eastern U.S. Susceptible to anthracnose disease.
Cheyenne 2Fragaria × ananassa USDA, Cheyenne1942 Not available commercially
Cheyenne 3Fragaria × ananassa USDA, Cheyenne1942 Not available commercially
Chilean StrawberryFragaria chiloensis This strawberry species goes by several names: beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, coastal strawberry.
ChristineFragaria × ananassa Dr. Derek Jennings2002 Highly resistant to Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis). Susceptible to crown rot (Phythophthora cactorum).
ClancyFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonDr. Courtney Weber of the Cornell Breeding Program in Geneva, NY (Cornell / NYSAES)2003MDUS4774 × MDUS5199Plants fruit late, resistant to red stele.
Coastal Strawberry
Fragaria chiloensis This strawberry species goes by several names: beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, coastal strawberry.
DaroyalFragaria × ananassa Darbonne-Inotalis breeding program in France. Plants have strong rooting capacity.
DarrowFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1974 Not available commercially
DarselectFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonDarbonne, France1998Parker × 'Elsanta'Widely adapted variety for plasticulture or matted-row production. Very sesceptible to leaf scorch and powdery mildew. Signed non-propagation agreement may be required before shipment due to patent laws.
DaybreakFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1939 Not available commercially
DeliaFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2007'Honeoye' × ITA 80-51-1Delia does not have strong resistance to any of the common strawberry diseases. A spray program with soil sterilization may be needed.
DeliteFragaria × ananassa USDA, Carbondale1974
DelmarvelFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1994
DixielandFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1953 Not available commercially
DorsettFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale1933
EarlibelleFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1964
EarlidawnFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1956 Not available commercially
EarliglowFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1975(Fairland × Midland) × (Redglow × Surecrop)A good variety for beginners. Good resistance to red stele and intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt.
Early Cheyenne 1Fragaria × ananassa USDA, Cheyenne1942 Not available commercially
Early MidwayFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1964 Not available commercially
Eleanor RooseveltFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1939 Not available commercially
EleganceFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK2009EM834 × EM1033Moderately resistant to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae). Susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis).
ElsantaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonPlant Research International B.V.1975'Gorella' x 'Holiday'
ElviraFragaria × ananassa
EmilyFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1995'Honeoye' × GeaResistant to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) although susceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae).
ErosFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, U.K.1985Allstar × 'Elsanta'Performs well in plasticulture and in the matted-row system. Resistant to red stele, and tolerant of leaf diseases.
European StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern Hemisphere Also known as the woodland strawberry, fraises des bois, wild strawberry, alpine strawberry.
EvangelineFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1975(Honeoye × Veestar) × NYUS119Tolerant to leaf diseases. Susceptible to red stele.
EverestFragaria × ananassa
Evie 2Fragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralEdward Vinson Ltd. (U.K.)2006Everglade × J92D12Less sensitive to warm summer temperatures. Produces one of the highest yeilds of the day-neutral strawberry varieties.
FairfaxFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale1933 Not available commercially
FairlandFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1947 Not available commercially
FairmoreFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1939 Not available commercially
FairpeakeFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1944 Not available commercially
FenellaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK2009EM931 × EM972Good resistance to Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum). Susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis)
Flamenco
Fragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK2002Evita × EMR77 (EMR77 involves Selva, Tioga, Gorella, and Gento)Susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis).
FlavorfestFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUSDA, Beltsville2012B759 x B786Click on link at beginning of row for details.
FlorenceFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1997[Tioga x ('Redgauntlet' × (Wiltguard × Gorella))] × (Providence × self)Moderately resistant to powdery mildew and other fungal leaf diseases. The variety has also shown tolerance to vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatas) and has good resistance to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum).
FlorikaFragaria × vescana German breeding program1989('Sparkle' × F. vesca 'Semperflorens') × 'Klettererdebeere H.'A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
Fort LaramieFragaria × ananassaEverbearingUSDA, Cheyenne1973
Fragaria daltonianaFragaria daltoniana Native to the Himalayas Fragaria daltoniana berries are of poor flavor. There is no commercial value for this species.
Fragaria glaucaFragaria glauca Native to North America Fragaria glauca is also referred to as a subspecies of Fragaria virginiana. These wild-type strawberry plants are found in the wild in Alaska and other northern locations.
Fragaria iinumaeFragaria iinumae Native to Japan
Fragaria moupinensisFragaria moupinensis Native to China
Fragaria nilgerrensisFragaria nilgerrensis Native to southern and southeast Asia Fragaria nilgerrensis berries are of poor flavor. There is no commercial value for this species.
Fragaria nipponicaFragaria nipponica Native to the western side of the Japanese island of Honshū
Fragaria nipponica yakusimensisFragaria nipponica yakusimensis Native to the Japanese island of Yakushima Cultivated in Japan for its fruit.
Fragaria nubicolaFragaria nubicola Native to the Himalayas Fragaria nubicola is of no commercial value.
Fragaria orientalisFragaria orientalis Native to eastern Asia and eastern Siberia
Fragaria viridisFragaria viridis Native to Europe and central Asia Very small berries.
Fragaria yezoensisFragaria yezoensis Native to the eastern side of the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, the Kuril Islands, and Sakhalin in Russia Fragaria yezoensis is of no economic value.
Fraises des BoisFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern Hemisphere Also known as the woodland strawberry, alpine strawberry, wild strawberry, European strawberry
Frel (Pink Panda)Fragaria × Comarum Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisPink flowers few fruit.
Fruitful SummerFragaria × ananassa
GallettaFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonJim Ballington at North Carolina State University2006 One of the strawberry varieties well-suited to both home and commercial growers. It is especially well suited to the upper Piedmont and Mountain regions of North Carolina.
GartenfreudeFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in Germany Produces large strawberries, sometimes of the Fressant type.
GemmaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonNew Fruits s.a.s., Italy Resistant to the most common diseases.
GlooscapFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1983Mic Mac × BountySusceptible to red stele. June yellows has been observed. Tolerant to Sinbar.
Golden AlexandriaFragaria vescaEverbearing Runnerless, must be seed-propagated.
Governor SimcoeFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonHRIO1985Guardian × HolidaySusceptible to powdery mildew and leaf blight.
GuardianFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1969
HapilFragaria × ananassa Developed in Belgium1977Gorella × Souvenir de Charles Machiroux
HeckerFragaria × ananassaEarly Season Honeyoye × (Vibrant × Holiday)Purchase plant here.
HokowaseFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonDeveloped in Japan Old Japanese cultivar
HoneoyeFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonCornell / NYSAES1979Vibrant × HolidayOne of the top strawberry varieties for over 20 years. Vigorous plants with no soil-disease resistance.
HoodFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1965
IdeaFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonThe Italian breeding program in Cesena, Italy Has red stele resistance and anthracnose tolerance.
Illa MartinFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in Germany Produces white strawberries with red "seeds" (achenes).
IrresistableFragaria × ananassa East Malling Research, UK2001Includes strawberry varieties Rosie, Eros, Rapella, and SelvaModerately resistant to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) but susceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
ItascaFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonUSDA / Univ. of Minnesota2005Allstar × SenecaResistant to leaf diseases and red stele. May have an unpleasant aftertaste.
Iturup StrawberryFragaria iturupensis Native to Iturup of the Kuril Islands, Japan Has relatively large berries for a wild-type species.
JewelFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonCornell / NYSAES1985('Senga Sengana' × NYE58) × HolidayPlants have moderate winter hardiness. Care must be taken at renovation to maintain a good plant stand. Sensitive to Sinbar. Susceptible to leaf spot, red stele, powdery mildew, black root rot, and Verticillium.
JoanFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale1933
JudibellFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonEast Malling Research, UK2005Includes Pandora and Elsanta as grandparentsGood resistance to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum). Partial resistance to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) and black spot (Colletotrichum acutatum).
KalindaFragaria × ananassa Department of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia199792-050-76 x Lowanna (1997)Plants have a moderate chilling requirement. No particular susceptibility to pests. Strong resistance to powdery mildew.
KentFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1981('Redgauntlet' × Tioga) × RaritanProduces multi-crowned plants with few runners in hot conditions. Very susceptible to leaf spot, leaf scorch, angular leaf spot, Botrytis, Sinbar, and anthracnose fruit rot.
KiewaFragaria × ananassa Department of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia Tallara x ChandlerNo particular susceptibility to pests, leaf, or fruit diseases.
LambadaFragaria × ananassa Plant Research International B.V.1982(Sivetta x Holiday) x (Karina x Primella)Good resistance to Verticillium Wilt, Crown Rot and Grey Mold. Slightly prone to Mildew and Alternaria Leaf Spot and somewhat susceptible to Red Core.
L'AmourFragaria × ananassaMidseasonCornell / NYSAES (NY State Experiment Station)2003(MDUS5252 × Etna) × CavendishLong, round conic shape with a fancy calyx makes them very attractive. Susceptible to angular leaf spot.
LateglowFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1976Tamella × MdUS 3184
LatestarFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1995
L'Authentique OrléansFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonMcGill University and AAFC, St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué L'Acadie x Joliette
LesterFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1984
LinnFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1976
LipstickFragaria × Comarum (Fragaria x ananassa) x Comarum palustre [hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensis]Grown for ornamental reasons.
Little ScarletFragaria virginiana C.J. Wilkin Brought to Britain from America by C.J. Wilkin.
LoranFragaria × ananassa
LowannaFragaria × ananassa Department of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia Selva x 89-064-1
LucyFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2009Includes Honeoye, Selva, and RapellaSome resistance to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum). Moderately susceptible to both verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
MaeFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2003Rosie × MarmoladaNo strong resistance to any of the common strawberry diseases. Consider a spray program and soil sterilization.
Malling OpalFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK2001Includes Evita, Selva, Elsanta, Providence, and Etna
Malling PearlFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK2001Includes Evita, Selva, Elsanta, Providence, and Etna
MalwinaFragaria × ananassa Peter and Joseph Stoppel, Germany Tolerant to verticillium wilt.
Mara Des BoisFragaria × ananassa Developed by a French breeding program Small to medium fruits contain the highest flavor and aroma of all strawberry varieties.
MasseyFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1940
MatisFragaria × ananassaMidseasonJacques Marionnet GFA, France2003Mara Des Bois x Marrionnet hybridCan produce over 1kg of strawberries per plant.
MaytimeFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1941 Not available commercially
MesabiFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUniversity of Minnesota-USDA Cooperative Breeding program Highly resistant to red stele with good resistance to leaf diseases. A good choice for northern locations, especially in the northern Midwest. Suited for organic growing.
MidlandFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1944
MidwayFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1959
MillewaFragaria × ananassa Department of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia1992Chandler x AdinaNo particular susceptibility to pests. Strong resistance to powdery mildew. Plants have a moderate chilling requirement, which must be met for satisfactory plant growth.
MiraFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1996Scott × 'Honeoye'Flavor may be tart. Berry texture becomes mealy under hot conditions.
MohawkFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville, and HRIO, Ontario1994MDUS 4587 × Earliglow
MojaveFragaria × ananassaShort-day June-bearingUniversity of California, Strawberry Improvement Program2010 See profile of this strawberry variety by clicking its name in the far left column.
MollalaFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1961 Not available commercially
MonophyllaFragaria vescaEverbearingDuchesne1885 Also known as the Strawberry of Versailles. This variety is considered an oddity and has one large leaflet instead of the normal three.
MultiplexFragaria vescaEverbearing This variety is considered an oddity. It is double-flowered, but sets less and smaller fruit.
MuricataFragaria vescaEverbearing Also known as the Plymouth strawberry. Flowers are composed of numerous small, leafy bracts, and the fruit are similarly spiky.
Musk StrawberryFragaria moschata Native to Europe Also known as the Hautbois Strawberry or Hautboy Strawberry.
NarcissaFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale1933 Not available commercially
NortheasterFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1994 High disease resistance.
NortheasternFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA1994Mdus 4380 × HolidayResistant to the 5 eastern races of red stele, susceptible to powdery mildew.
NorthstarFragaria × ananassaFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1939 Not available commercially
OgallalaFragaria × ananassaEverbearingUSDA, Cheyenne1956 Extremely hardy variety, even into Canada.
OvationFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUSDA, Beltsville, MD breeding program Resistant to five strains of red stele and shows good tolerance to foliage diseases. Especially suited for plasticulture.
Ozark BeautyFragaria × ananassaEverbearingJ.B. Winn, Arkansas1955Red Rich x Twentieth CenturyProbably the best everbearing strawberry variety for Arkansas. Mother plants produce runners and fruit well, but runner plants usually will not produce any strawberries during their first year, unlike most others.
PandoraFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1988(Von Humboldt × Redstar) × 'Merton Dawn'Moderately resistant to wilt (Verticillium dahliae), crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum), blackspot Colletotrichum acutatum, and powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis). Susceptible to red core (Phytophthora fragariae), angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae), and (Diplocarpon earliana).
PavanaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonPlant Research International B.V.
PegasusFragaria × ananassa East Malling Research, UK1996Redgauntlet x Gorella
PelicanFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonUDSA, Beltsville, Poplarville1996
Pink Panda ('Frel')Fragaria × Comarum Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisPink flowers, few fruit.
PocahontasFragaria × Comarum USDA, Beltsville1953Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisNot available commercially
PreludeFragaria × Comarum USDA, Beltsville1980Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisNot available commercially
PrimetimeFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1995
Profumata di TortonaFragaria moschata A musk strawberry
Quarantaine de PrinFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in France Almost extinct. May be identical to the variety ‘Erigée de Poitou’.
QuinaultFragaria × ananassaEverbearing Will produce strawberries on unrooted runners.
R14Fragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2007 Sister to Serenity, with better fruit quality but lower yields.
RabundaFragaria × ananassa
RadianceFragaria × ananassa USDA, Cheyenne1954 Not available commercially
RebeckaFragaria × ananassa Swedish breeding program at Balsgård1998('Fern' × F. vesca 4×) × F. × ananassa F861502A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
RecordFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonDr. Walther Faedi, at the Instituto Sperimentale per la Fruitticoltura, Forli, Italy An 'Idea' hybridA very vigorous plant with no apparent foliage issues.
RedchiefFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonUSDA, Beltsville1968NC 1768 × Surecrop
RedcrestFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1990
RedgauntletFragaria × ananassa
RedgemFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1993
RedglowFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1956 Not available commercially
RedheartFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale1932 Not available commercially
RedstarFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1940 Not available commercially
Red Ruby ('Samba')Fragaria × Comarum Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisRed flowers, few fruit.
RhapsodyFragaria × ananassa
RosanneFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1980 Not available commercially
RosieFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1999Honeoye x Forli
RoxanaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonNew Fruits s.a.s., Italy2001 Very resistant to most common root diseases, tolerant to powdery mildew (Oidium fragariae) and Xanthomonas fragariae, quite susceptible to Colletotrichum acutatum.
Royal SovereignFragaria × ananassa
RügenFragaria vescaEverbearingEmil Spangenberg from Morsleben1920 Runnerless, must be seed-propagated. Originated from Castle Putbus in Germany.
SableFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC, Kentville N.S.1998Veestar × CavendishGood winter hardiness. Resistant to red stele. Susceptible to angular leaf spot and Botrytis.
Saint PierreFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)2001Chandler × Jewel
SallybrightFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2007Includes Alice, Selva, and Eros
Samba (Red Ruby)Fragaria × Comarum Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisRed flowers, few fruit.
SapphireFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2002319A92 × V7737-2Low yield. Susceptible to Botrytis, otherwise, disease tolerance unknown.
SaraFragaria × vescana Swedish breeding program at Balsgård1988'Annelie' × [('Sparkle' × F. vesca 4×) open pollinated]A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
SashaFragaria × ananassa East Malling Research, UK1999EM881 x ErosSusceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
ScottFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1979
SeascapeFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUniversity of California1991 Peak production in August and early September. Highly successful for north eastern growers for summer and fall production.
SelvaFragaria × ananassaDay-Neutral One of the strawberry varieties most widely planted in California and Florida. Produces very large strawberries.
SenecaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonCornell University small fruits breeding program in Geneva, N.Y.1991NY1261 × HolidayPerforms well in the matted row system, excels in plasticulture.
Senga SenganaFragaria × ananassa
SentinelFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1980 Not available commercially
SerenityFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2003137A84 x ChandlerSusceptible to anthracnose fruit rot.
SiletzFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1955 Not available commercially
SiouxFragaria × ananassa USDA, Cheyenne1948
SonataFragaria × ananassaMidseasonFresh Forward, Wageningen, The Netherlands (Selected by Bert Meulenbroek)1998 Able to stand very hot spells and periods of heavy rain.
SophieFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1997(Hapil x Streamliner) x Kent
SouthlandFragaria × ananassa USDA, Glenn Dale1932 Not available commercially
SpadekaFragaria × vescana German breeding program1977 A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
SparkleFragaria × ananassaLate Season 1949Fairfax x AberdeonOne of the heirloom strawberry varieties. Excellent choice for home gardeners and pick-your-own operations in northern climates.
St. PierreFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonAAFC, St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué2002Chandler x JewelSusceptible to anthracnose fruit rot and powdery mildew.
StarbrightFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1940 Not available commercially
StelemasterFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1954 Not available commercially
SumnerFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1980 Not available commercially
SurecropFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1956Fairland × Mdus 1972
SuwaneeFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1945 Not available commercially
Sweet CharlieFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUniversity of Florida, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center FL 80-456 x PajaroResistant to crown rot, most fruit rot, two-spotted spider mites, powdery mildew. Susceptible to leaf blight.
SymphonyFragaria × ananassa
SyriaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonNew Fruits s.a.s., Italy Tolerant to the most common diseases.
TallaraFragaria × ananassa Department of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia1988Parker x Pajaro
TempleFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1943 Not available commercially
TitanFragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville1971
TotemFragaria × ananassa
TributeFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUSDA, Beltsville1981EB18 × MdUS4258
TristarFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUSDA, Beltsville1981EB18 × MdUS4258
US 70Fragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992 Not available commercially
US 159Fragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992 Not available commercially
US 292Fragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992 Not available commercially
US 438Fragaria × ananassa USDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992 Not available commercially
V151Fragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2007(FL82-1452 x Selkirk) x (Chandler x 137A84)Very susceptible to anthracnose fruit infections, green petal disease. Flavor occasionally bland.
ValeFragaria × ananassa USDA, Corvallis1966 Not available commercially
Valley SunsetFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonAAFC, Kentville, Nova Scotia2006Great-grandparents include Pandora, Scotland, Micmac, Allstar, Cavendish and Bogota.Somewhat seedy.
VariegataFragaria × ananassa
VeestarFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonHRIO Vineland, Ontario1967Valentine × SparkleSusceptible to red stele. Tolerant to Sinbar. Excellent for jam.
ViktorianaFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1998Includes Eros, Providence, Linn, Selva, and RapellaGood resistance to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and wilt (Verticillium dahliae). Moderately resistant to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
Virginia StrawberryFragaria virginiana Native to North America Often called "wild strawberry."
Weisse SolemacherFragaria vescaEverbearingF. C. Heinemann, Germany Runnerless, must be seed-propagated. One of the strawberry varieties that produces white strawberries.
WendyFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC, Kentville, N.S.2006(Sable × K91-2) × EvangelineModerately resistant to powdery mildew. Susceptible to verticillium wilt. Plants do poorly in stressful conditions.
White CarolinaFragaria × ananassaPineberry Highly susceptible to leaf scorch
White DFragaria × ananassaPineberry
White PineFragaria × ananassaPineberrySelected by Dutch breeder Hans de Jongh from source stock discovered in France2009Likely descended from early cross between North and South American strawberries
Wild StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern Hemisphere Also known as the woodland strawberry, fraises des bois, European strawberry, alpine strawberry.
WinonaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUSDA, Beltsville / University of Minnesota Breeding Program1996 Plants are vigorous, resistant to red stele, and have shown tolerance to black root-rot disease. A good choice for difficult growing conditions, northern climates.
Woodland StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern Hemisphere Also known as the alpine strawberry, fraises des bois, wild strawberry, European strawberry.
Yamaska Fragaria × ananassa AAFC
Fragaria × ananassaLate SeasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)2001Pandora × 'Bogota'

If you have a notable (good or bad) experience with any particular strawberry variety, please let us know. Again, as new strawberry varieties are introduced, we will update this table to reflect recent developments. Additionally, links will be added below when new related articles are posted. So, check back often!

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196 thoughts on “Strawberry Varieties”

What is the best taste strawberry variety for chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentines Day? What about rest of the year?

What is the best looking strawberry variety for chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentines Day? What about rest of the year?

What is the advantage of long stemmed strawberries?

How do you specify variety and size when purchasing commercially?

The season factor has really got me in a twist because where i am there are no spring,summer, autumn and winter seasons. Here i deal with rain seasons and sunlight is always almost 12 hrs a day..I am in the equator. Which variety/varieties best suit my climate?

Please could you help? I have a friend who has asked me if I have ever come across the old variety of strawberry Hen-L? It was as far as he knows grown in the east of England by the farmers markets which often supplied the markets in London in approximately the 50’s/60’s.
I wonder if it has now disappeared but has been bred into a more modern variety?

Hello. I’m trying to find a particular variety of strawberry plant seeds to purchase on behalf of a friend in eastern Europe. Here is the name of the variety she has given me: Rasalu strawberries “Fairy Zbor”

Have you ever heard of such a variety? If yes, do you know where I could purchase the seeds?

Mr. Strawberry,
I have heard they have many very delicious varieties of Strawberrries in Japan. I was recommended Ookimi, Toukun, Benihoppe/Red Cheeks by a japanese relative. There are many more too, I understand. Is there anyway to order some of these varieties in the USA. Thank You

I don’t know these varieties of Japanese strawberries, but I have tested other varieties such as Tochiotome, Akihime and Sachinoka. For me in hydroponics, Akihime is the most resistant to diseases and its fruit is very sweet.


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