Alpine Strawberry, Sow-teat Strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry 'Italian Alpine'

Fragaria vesca

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: vesca (VES-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Italian Alpine
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Groundcovers

Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

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Height:

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Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Frederick, Maryland

Morristown, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 27, 2005, critterologist from Frederick, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

The taste of these tiny "wild type" berries is outstanding! You'll probably never pick enough for a pie, but the intense flavor is like strawberry candy. Nice border or groundcover plant and great in containers or windowboxes. They do not set runners, but I am hoping they will gradually spread by reseeding.

I grew these from seeds in 2002. Cold stratification simply involved placing the unopened seed packet in the freezer for 2 to 4 weeks. Their first year, they grew in pots on my very sunny deck, and the ones in 10" plastic pots (3 to a pot) did much better than the ones in decorative 3" clay pots, although most survived. The plastic pots were overwintered in a sheltered location, and the following spring the plants were moved to a new bed that receives some afternoon... read more

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