Rainbow Treasure Strawberry (F1 Hybrid)
Introducing the hottest new strawberry that is available from seed. The Rainbow Treasure Strawberry will delight you with its edible and ornamental qualities! Berries are amazing, juicy, fragrant, and sweet. One of the finest we have tasted-plus the flowers arrive in 3 different colors. It acts as a creeping ground cover, throwing out lots of runners during the first season while the white, pink and deep rose flowers take the show. If you on't have the ground space, the Rainbow Treasure Strawberry does excellent in hanging baskets and containers. We started ours inside in February, planted it out in mid June, and had juicy berries by early August.
Germination: 14-30 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: On surface, needs light to germinate
Starting Indoors: 10-12 weeks before last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or a paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. After cold treatment provide 65-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant after last frost and when plants have at least 3 sets of leaves, 12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended
Tips- Plant the Rainbow Treasure Strawberry in well-drained, sandy loam to fertile soil amended with compost. Mulch with straw to keep weeds down. To encourage strong seedling root growth pull off flowers for a month or two after transplanting.