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Botanical name

Fragaria x ananassa

Plant Care



Common name(s)



Uses in landscape design

Small gardens

Planting instructions

Plant 250mm apart in rows, leaving 600mm between rows. Plant in autumn to ensure a good crop in early summer. use compost- enriched soil and mulch to preserve soil moisture.


Water regularly and feed once a month with liquid fertilizer during the active growing season.


Pick when well-coloured and ripe.

Soil conditions


Common pests and diseases

Nematodes, slugs and snails. Botrytis rot (the flower petals will look scorched and water-soaked spots will appear on the fruit, which eventually gets covered in a grey fungus that causes it to rot away; spray with copper- based fungicide once every 14 days to prevent botrytis rot from appearing).

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