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Strawberry 'Elsanta' (Mother Plants)

Fragaria x ananassa

Hardy Perennial

An excellent mid-season Dutch variety, producing heavy crops of glossy, orange-red fruit with a delicious sweet flavour. Now available as two year old plants, you can expect to harvest 400-500g of fruit in the first year, which is 4-5 times more fruit than a standard strawberry plant would produce! A supermarket favourite, Elsanta strawberries have a good storage life and are less prone to bruising than many varieties. The juicy berries can be picked from mid-June through to mid-July and are perfect for making your own jams or for freezing to enjoy when out of season. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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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, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April, May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 6 bare root strawberry plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £19.98 £14.99
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.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Disappointing

    By P GH 09-01-2016

    I have to admit I got these via a special offer in a national newspaper (free plants - pay for postage only). Even so, I wish I hadn't ... every plant was riddled with root-destroying vine weevil grubs. And there will therefore likely also be many more tiny (invisible) vine weevil eggs lurking in the compost just waiting to hatch out. Not even worth the postage cost. Please note: Vine weevil grubs are very definitely someting that you do not want to introduce to your garden or greenhouse or strawberry planters. Steer clear.

    Anne
    11-01-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your real 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.

  2. Elsanta Plants

    By Sarfraz Yusuf 14-04-2014

    Plants arrived about 2 months late, which in Winter does make a difference. 2 plants failed to produce ann new shoots, finally dug them out this weekend. Rest of the plants have shown decent growth.

    Natalie
    15-04-2014

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

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