Wild strawberry

The wild strawberry - which can also be grown in the garden.
Common name : Wild strawberry
Scientific name : Fragaria vesca
Family : Fragaria
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Fragaria vesca - wild strawberry or fraisier des bois - is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows naturally throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, and that produces edible fruits. Hairy white flowers are borne on a green stalk that usually lifts them above the leaves. The light-green leaves are trifoliate with toothed margins, and fruits have a quite particular perfume and delicacy of flavour. Its typical habitat is along trails and roadsides. Most of the cultivated varieties are usually called alpine strawberries.

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 15 - 45
pH 6 - 7

Plant my wild strawberry

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my wild strawberry

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Fertilize my wild strawberry

In April, bring a fertilizer on the top of the soil, for example rich compost, or ripe horse manure.

Dibble my wild strawberry

After three years, it is better to move your strawberries to a new location, and wait a few years before planting some to the same spot.

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