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Alpine Strawberry, Sow-teat Strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry 'Yellow Wonder'

Fragaria vesca

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: vesca (VES-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Wonder
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Edible Fruits and Nuts

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall


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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds


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

Seward, Alaska

San Francisco, California

Rupert, Idaho

Portage, Indiana

Embarrass, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Dayton, Ohio

West Linn, Oregon

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Newport Center, Vermont

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 20, 2014, MaryArneson from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

I grew several types of Alpine strawberries from seed. Yellow wonder is one of the best tasting. The white or pale yellow color keeps birds from eating the berries.


On Jul 13, 2008, malsprower from Daytona, FL wrote:

I was surprised to discover these strawberries when i was hiking in the woods. never knew about them. they have a wonderful fragrance and a unique flavor. i wish they had these at the grocery store.


On Aug 26, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

'Yellow Wonder' is a yellow-white fruited version of Alpine Strawberries. The plants bunch rather than throw runners, so they are not invasive. The berries are quite small, but sweet. Alpines prefer alkaline soil and adequate moisture.