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Strawberry 'Cherry Berry'

Fragaria x ananassa

Hardy Perennial

  • The darkest strawberry fruits we’ve seen
  • Super sweet variety you won’t find in shops
  • Grows like any traditional red variety

You won’t see this dark skinned strawberry at the supermarket, despite its intensely sweet rich flavour. Retailers think shoppers will assume they’re over-ripe and leave them on the shelf, but us gardeners know different! The darker the fruits, the sweeter the flavour gets with Strawberry Cherry Berry. As fruits ripen and get sweeter, they turn an intense deep red, verging on purple! Just as hardy and high yielding as our favourite red varieties, be among the first to grow this very unique fruit in the UK. Height and Spread: 25cm (10")

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July, August
Position:
full sun
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Plant strawberry plants in autumn or late spring in a sheltered, sunny position in well manured, free draining soil. Plant strawberry runners every 45cm (18") in rows spaced at 75cm (30") apart. Spread out their roots and place them in the soil at a level where the crown of the plant is just poking above the surface. Avoid planting them too deeply as this may cause them to rot. Alternatively try growing strawberry plants in hanging baskets or in specially designed strawberry planters for the patio.

Water strawberries frequently throughout the growing season and weed regularly between rows. When growing strawberry plants in baskets and containers, they will also need feeding every two weeks.


From early summer, remove any runners that are produced as these will weaken the plants vigour. Protect the developing fruit from slugs and snails by spreading straw around each plant. Positioning a net over the plants will also prevent crop damage by birds. The netting and straw can be removed after cropping to allow better air flow around the crown of the plant. Mulch strawberry plants with well rotted manure in spring.


Although strawberry plants will continue to fruit in successive years, the crop will become considerably reduced and it is advisable to completely replace strawberry plants every 3 years.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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