Bred by the research centre at East Malling, Strawberry 'Finesse' is a brand new ever-bearing strawberry offering gardeners the very best in fruit quality. With its high yield, superb flavour and robust disease resistance, this is an exceptional variety. Berries are heart-shaped, bright red, firm and juicy with a fabulous sweet flavour producing up to 1.2kg of fruit on long trusses making it quick and easy to harvest. Unlike other varieties, Strawberry 'Finesse' puts all its vigour into producing a vigorous plant and a good crop, with very few energy-sapping runners. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 4-8 months.
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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.
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