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Strawberry 'Vesca'

Fragraria vesca, Alpine Strawberry

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Masses of miniature strawberries

Both ornamental and edible

Use as edible ground cover or in containers and baskets

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Strawberry 'Vesca' is a little alpine or wild strawberry. It produces masses of miniature berries from July to September which are both decorative and delicious. This pretty ornamental edible has attractive, palmate foliage which can be used as groundcover along the front of borders and path edges, it's also perfect for spilling over a pot or hanging baskets by the back door for easy picking. The dainty fruits are lovely for cake decorations or adding to drinks. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

 

Height Up to 20cm (8in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64138)

Sow alpine strawberry seeds from late winter to early spring at 21C (68F) on the surface of a good quality seed compost. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light as this helps germination. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14-30 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors.

When strawberry plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting outdoors in their final positions. Grow strawberries in sun or semi shade in fertile, moist, well drained soil at a distance of 15cm (6") apart.

Alternatively direct sow outdoors in mid spring into a well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Thin the seedlings to a distance of 15cm (6in) apart.

Plant in sun or partial shade in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Preferably alkaline.

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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