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Strawberry 'Cambridge Favourite' (Mid Season)

Fragaria x ananassa

Hardy Perennial

The enduring popularity of Strawberry 'Cambridge Favourite' has made it one of the most well-known and best-loved varieties available. This mid-season strawberry produces a bumper crop of juicy orange-red fruits with an excellent flavour and texture from June to July. This superb variety is reliable and tolerant of most situations.


Strawberry 'Cambridge Favourite' is well suited to growing in containers for a space saving crop on the patio. Cropping periods can also be brought forward or extended if you are growing them in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 16-20 months.


Useful links:

How to grow strawberries


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
May
Position:
full sun
    • 12 strawberry bare roots

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    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £12.99
    • 24 strawberry bare roots

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    • £19.99
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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Reviews
  1. Hopeless

    By Robert Webster 15-02-2017

    Spending hundreds a year with T&M it was disappointing that my previous 'poor' review was ignored, not published. Now an update, out of 24 plants only 10 remain, just not good enough. These were planted in a new area, previously salad was grown, lovingly prepared only for over 50% of these plants to fail.

    Anne
    15-02-2017

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you. (We do post all reviews and none have been overlooked. I'm sorry that your post failed previously.)

  2. Hardy?

    By Stephen Baker 05-04-2011

    I live in the north and bought these late autumn but despite covering in frost, I lost them all ,so I suggest you establish them in spring.

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