mature height; 6-8 inchesExclusive French delicacy. This improved variety of easy to grow, compact perennial plants with dainty leaves produces sweet little pointed berries to savor all summer long.Approx. 250 seeds. Planting and growing information can be found on the seed packet image. While Renee's Garden seeds are not certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge". This seedline features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen or in bouquets.
- Attracts Bees/Butterflies
- Container Compatible
- Does Not Require Support
- Plant Spreads
- Requires Summer Water
|Seed Unit Sizes
||Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Ornamental
|Approximate Harvest Time
||Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
|Ideal Soil Temperature
|Useful Plant Part
||Start Indoors & Transplant
||6.1 - 7.0
Planting & Care
Soil & Water:Begin seed in seed starting mix with a strong light source. Keep evenly moist, but not soggy. Feed with half strength fertilizer every 2 weeks.
Planting & Growing: Sow 1 inch apart and 1/8 deep. Maintain at 60-70 degrees. When several sets of leaves have formed, transplant to individual containers 3 inches apart. When 3 inches tall, gradually acclimatize to outdoors planting 12 inches apart in full sun or partial shade.
Harvesting & Storage:Pick and enjoy berries as they turn pastel yellow.
Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs.
Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H
After buying a big national brand of Alpine Strawberry seeds and having a germination rate of less than 10% I tried these. Wow what a difference about a 95% or higher germination rate . It appears these seeds are "stratified" prior to packaging. Stratification is required of many seeds and alpine strawberries are one. How do you stratify seeds? Freeze them for 2-4 weeks! I did not know this until I tried to determine why I was having trouble sprouting them. I now have 9 types growing from seeds but the two best at germination are the Renee's Mignonette and Pineapple. Very slow to start but in a few weeks they will be up and growing.
Reviewed by jmrts on 3/5/16
I have now planted 10 different Alpine strawberries. These seeds and the Pineapple have averaged 80% germination. I have some types with only a 20% rate. These are excellent seeds!
Reviewed by jmrtsus on 2/16/16
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