Strawberry - mid season fruiting

Fragaria x ananassa 'Cambridge Favourite'

Strawberry - mid season fruiting - Fragaria x ananassa  'Cambridge Favourite'

Common Name: Strawberry - mid season fruiting
Genus: Fragaria
Species: x ananassa
Cultivar: 'Cambridge Favourite'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Edible fruit, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: tasty orange-red fruit (mid-June to mid-July) Cropping times may be brought forward or extended if you are growing them in a greenhouse or cloche tunnel.

This is one of the most well-known and loved strawberry varieties available. It is a reliable cropper, has good all-round disease resistance and performs well on a wide range of soils and growing conditions. It produces medium-sized orange-red fruit from mid-June which hold their shape and flavour very well.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Clear all the weeds and apply a generous amount of well-rotted manure. When the strawberries are starting to form put a thick layer of straw or use strawberry mats under the plants to stop the fruit touching the soil. Sheets of black plastic mulch can also be used and it will also help retain soil moisture, reduce weeds and encourage early cropping. Strawberries can also be planted in tubs, containers and hanging baskets.

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Woodland strawberry - Fragaria vesca

Woodland strawberry
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