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Strawberry 'Sweet Colossus'

Fragaria x ananassa, Strawberry

Hardy Perennial

Collossus by name, colossus by nature! Each fruit weighs in at 42g on average – as large as a standard tomato, with no loss of sweetness or flavour! Children love to pick fresh strawberries but they'll struggle to get their hands around these whopping fruits! Height: 20cm (8"). Spread 30cm (12").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
May, June, July, August
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 9cm potted strawberry plant

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £8.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted strawberry plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £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.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Sweet Colossus

    By sze on ngai 07-06-2016

    The strawberry plants are well packed with a few flower buds when arrive. I placed the order last week and very surprised to receive them today. Looking forward to see how big the strawberries will be.

    Ryan
    08-06-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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