Everbearer Strawberry

Strawberry 'San Andreas' (PBR)

Everbearer Strawberry - Strawberry  'San Andreas'  (PBR)

Common Name: Everbearer Strawberry
Genus: Strawberry
Cultivar: 'San Andreas' (PBR)

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

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

Other Features: tasty red fruit (July to November) Cropping times may be brought forward or extended if you are growing them in a greenhouse or cloche tunnel.

A brand new vigorous everbearer which produces a bountiful crop of tasty berries as well as displaying a good resistance to many of the common strawberry diseases like Crown Rot, Powdery Mildew and Verticillium Wilt. The fruits have an elongated shape, glossy skins and firm textured flesh that has a very nice balanced flavour. They also have a good shelf life and stand up well to inclement weather.

Garden Care: Choose a spot in full sun and prepare the bed well by removing all the weeds and digging in a generous amount of compost. You can also work in some general purpose fertiliser if planting in spring. When you are ready to plant fill a bucket with tepid water and leave the plants to soak for 20 minutes. This will rehydrate the roots. While they are soaking, prepare the planting holes - these should be approximately twice as wide as the strawberries root system. Plant the strawberries so the crown (the point where the roots meet the stem) is at soil level and spread the roots out before re-filling with soil. Space them at 45cm intervals allowing 75cm between each row. After planting, immediately give them a thorough water and apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plants being careful to avoid the crown. Keep the plants well watered especially during warmer weather and when the fruits are developing. When the strawberries are starting to form a thick layer of straw or a strawberry mulch mat can be placed under the plants to stop the fruit touching the soil. Sheets of black plastic mulch can also be used and this 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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