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Old July 16, 2017   #1
NarnianGarden
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Default Fragaria virginiana /American wild strawberry

Hi all,
thanks to a tip on this forum, I found American wild strawberry seeds on-line, received them and have been able to plant some in the ground this spring/summer.
STill tiny, but it is already possible to observe the growing habit and compare it with the European alpine strawberries.
The leaves in the Virginian strawberry are a bit more serrated in shape, very pretty, recognizable as strawberry, but distinct from the European counterpart.
It will be very interesting to watch the flowering habit and taste the fruit - if those pesky birds allow me to have my share before they come to steal theirs..!
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tiny but intense flavor. Nothing quite like a wild strawberry and I hope yours do well. They should like your climate I would think and they are very hardy.
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Thanks, Karen. There are lots of local wild strawberries growing nearby, and I wonder if these two species eventually cross (and produce something new and interesting!)

This year, I planted several strawberry species and varieties in my parents' yard, including the common garden strawberry Fragaria ananassa. Then there is a red alpine (Ruegen), yellow alpine (Yellow wonder) and white alpine (White soul)... The good things is, these all produce well even in cooler weather conditions. Hope to have a distinct strawberry garden in a few years, with fragrant berries in every corner.
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