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Wild Strawberry

Fragaria vesca 'Tiobelle'

Also known as

Woodland Strawberry, Alpine Strawberry

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Fruit is ready for harvesting 4–6 weeks after flowering. Harvest only fully red berries, and cut by the stem every three days, don't pull the berry. Harvest can last up to 3 months.

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Overview

Tiobelle is an early variety and is a good choice for winter rainfall areas. Strawberries are cold hardy and adaptable and make great container plants.

Common problems

Strawberries may suffer from grey mold, powdery mildew, Japanese beetles, spider mites and slugs.

Companion plants

Propagation

Seed

Sow 3 seeds in each hole, 6mm deep and 15-30 cm apart. Gently press the soil over the seed. Use plastic wrap to cover the top of the planter to keep the soil moist. Remove the plastic when they sprout.

Layering

Push a new little plant into the soil, covering a portion of it. Leave attached for a month min. and water regularly with the mother plant to keep it moist and encourage root growth. Then cut to remove from the mother.

Special Features

Pot plant

You can grow strawberries year-round in a cold climate in a container because they have shallow roots and can easily be moved indoors and outdoors during the different seasons.

Uses

Edible

Fruits are eaten either fresh or in prepared foods like preserves, juice, jam, ice creams, milkshakes, etc.

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