Strawberry
Fragaria x ananassa

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: x ananassa (a-NAN-ass-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Lucerne Valley, California

Norwalk, Connecticut

Ellendale, Delaware

Kissimmee, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Jacksonville, Illinois

Auburn, New Hampshire

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Manor, Texas

Gloucester, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 17, 2002, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A beloved and commonly grown perennial plant, the cultivated strawberry is a cross between two native American strawberries, Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America and F. chiloensis, found on the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Chile.