FRAGARIA vesca var. vesca

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FRAGARIA vesca var. vesca

Woodland Strawberry

Select Item No. FA019

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe and North America
Special Features: White flowers and red strawberries on arching stems. Decorative and edible fruit. Strawberry tea can be brewed from the leaves.
Historical: A long tradition as a natural food source.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: toothed, rounded, dark green, with three leaflets
Growth Habit: groundcover / stoloniferous
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit / medicinal plant / beneficial plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
3000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 6 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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