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Yellow Strawberry

This yellow version of fragaria provides berries that are even sweeter than the reds. Another plus is that birds are not attracted to their yellow fruits. Plants are 8" to 10" tall and very hardy providing an attractive, edible border from late June until a frost. An everbearing, fruits are a creamy yellow, some approach an inch in length. Strawberry plants should be cold-treated before planting. 

50 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Fragaria vesca

Germination: 14-30 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: On the surface, needs light to germinate

Starting Indoors: 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or a paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag, and place in the 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 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. 

 

 

 

 

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