Antique German variety yields dainty clusters of berries that are very deep red, and incredibly fragrant! The berries are good-sized for an alpine type, and very sweet and juicy. Makes a superb edible ground cover when planted on 15cm spacing, and wonderful in containers and baskets.
Germination tip: Strawberry Seeds germinate best after cold treatment. Place the sealed packet in the freezer for 2-4 weeks. Let them warm up slowly. Sow late February onwards in seed trays or pots and only very lightly cover to hide seed. Keep moist and semi-shady. Ideal germination temperature +18C. When the plants get their second set of true leaves, thin them out, leaving three to four inches between plants. Or, replant them into separate containers. Once the plants are big enough to plant in the garden, remember to introduce them to the outdoors gradually. Do not plant strawberries where potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, or raspberries have grown within three years.
Growing: start the seeds indoors in Mar/Apr and transplant outdoors when the danger of last frost is gone or seed directly outdoors at the end of May/Jun.
Soil: light, fertile, well-draining.
Sowing depth: 0.5cm deep.
Spacing: 40X20cm apart.
Light: full sun.