Growing Strawberry Beries Galore Hybrid Pink Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Fragaria Vesca -Heirloom - AAS Winner
- Other Names: Fragaria Virginiana; Fragaria Chiloensis
- Days to Maturity: 75 days
- Planting Depth: Gently press into soil
- Plant Spacing: At least 3’ apart
- Growth Habit: 6 – 12’ Tall
- Soil Preference: well-drained, loamy, compost, manure - pH 5.3 - 6.5
- Temp Preference: 40° - 80° or higher
- Light Preference: Full sun, well-lit room, direct sunlight, southern exposure
- Pests/diseases: Slugs, snails, fruit flies, moths
- Color: Glossy Pink fruit with shiny, dark green foliage
- Flavor: Wild berry, packed with sweetness and irresistible fruit aroma
Eight to 12 weeks prior to the last frost seeds may be sown indoors. After some leaves appear, they can be transplanted to pots about 3” in diameter. Protect plants with mulch, leaves or straw. Overcrowding produces a lower crop. Plants should be watered from the bottom. As the season warms up, these may be removed. Harvest habitually every three to four days for high production.
Additional Facts and Information
Berries contain an ample supply of Vitamin C, A, E, B1, B2, potassium, carotene, folic acid, calcium, pectin, and iron; a significant source of manganese; a low glycemic index of 40; strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities; 49 calories in one cup of berries.
Breathtakingly decorative in gardens, window boxes, patio, balcony, hanging baskets. Edible enjoyments are countless using berries in smoothies, cereals, salads, and salsa; for making pies, jellies, preserves, chocolate dipping fondue. Use quickly or freeze.