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Strawberry 'Cambridge Favourite'

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)
Cultivar: Cambridge Favourite
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Strawberry plants require a lot of maintenance. I grew up on a strawberry farm. The runners need to be placed where they can grow to full size plants without hindering the growth or harvesting of the current "mother" plant.

Strawberry plants only produce for about 3 years, then the quality of the fruit becomes less flavorful and is much smaller. The runners that start new plants then become the mother plants. It's neat, but very time consuming.

Crowns must be placed right at the top of the soil line or they will not survive (rotting if placed too deep and drying out if placed too high). Blooms exposed to late freezes (without protection) result in a limited harvest.

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On Aug 15, 2002, Baa wrote:

A good, old, reliable variety of Strawberry used in commercial and home grown plots. It also has a resonable to good resistance to several of the fungal diseases that love Strawberries so much.

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. As with all Strawberries it will grow more leaf than berries if the soil is too fertile. They are best grown on soil that was manured the previous year.

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