If you only have room for one variety, then choose Strawberry 'Alice'!Bred by HRI East Malling, this is one of the best mid season varieties available, combining easy picking with a sweet flavour and a juicy texture. With excellent disease resistance, this superb strawberry is suitable for growing in strawberry beds or patio containers, for a delicious crop from June to July. 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.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Patio, Kitchen Garden
12 Strawberry Bare Roots (T14325P)
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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Strawberry Madness 2011-03-06
I love growing Strawberries and this year I decided to try something different and bought these 12 runners for my hanging baskets on my small balcony garden. I've never bought runners before only small plants, so I was a little unsure of what to expect. Having followed the instructions on planting via the 'How to Grow' section on the T&M website, the runners have blossomed into great plants and the first flowers have started to appear.