Strawberry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Strawberry

Strawberry

Fragaria ananassa

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Sweet and flavoursome, this Strawberry plant will delight you throughout summer. There's something childishly joyful about plucking a fresh strawberry and popping it into your mouth. The small things in the life are the best! Plus Strawberries are packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants, and are a low calorie food. They are considered suitable for diabetics as they don't spike blood-glucose levels.

Plant comes in a black grow pot. Decorative planters sold separately. 

Our edible plant range is currently only available for delivery in Joburg & Pretoria.

 

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79, Western Cape R89. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Growing strawberries

Light

Strawberries need plenty of sun to grow and produce fruit. Aim for at least 6 - 8 hours a day, shielding them from the hottest afternoon sun rays if possible.

Water

Strawberries need plenty of water and the soil shouldn't be left to dry out too much. Try to avoid wetting the leaves when watering by using a watering can with a narrow spout. Wet leaves can lead to fungal infections. When harvesting only rinse the fruit just before eating, as wetting it will spoil the plucked fruit quicker.

Feeding

Strawberries need richly composted soil with added manure. Fertilise regularly throughout the fruiting season with a fertiliser formulated for flowering and fruiting plants. 

Potting & planting

Strawberries can be grown in pots, hanging baskets or garden beds. They produce runners, which will root and form new plants. For this reason strawberries make a great groundcover. You can cut runners off as they appear to conserve the energy of the plant to produce larger fruit. Runners can be propagated or potted up if they have adequate root growth. 

Atrium Top Tip

Strawberries prefer slightly acidic soil. You can add some acid compost to your soil, or some pine needles. Snails, slugs, birds & beetles love strawberries too, so you may need to use a netting to keep pests at bay or spray with mint oil. Also watch out for aphids, which if caught early, can be controlled with an organic pesticide.

Quirky plant fact

One Strawberry fruit has on average 200 seeds on its surface. Despite their name, Strawberries aren't technically berries becuase berries have seeds inside. They're in a group of their own. The lifecycle of a Strawberry plant is three years.