Strawberries

Italian Alpine Strawberry Seed

Italian Alpine Strawberry Seed

SB770

This Italian everbearing strawberry produces aromatic, delightful, miniature berries the size of the tip of your little finger. The plant's compact growth habit produces few runners, making it an excellent edible ornamental for rock gardens, pots, and footpaths. Like wild strawberries, these deep red berries are more flavorful than their full-sized cousins. Serve over ice cream for a taste of heaven!

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 300-325 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • SB770/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $3.65

  • SB770/P
  • 1 gram
  • $7.65

  • SB770/B
  • 1/8 oz
  • $15.55
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthPlant SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-75°F14-21Press into soil firmly8-12"60%2 yearsListed per varietyLow

Fragaria vesca

Culture
• Strawberries require fertile, well-drained soil, high in organic matter, with an optimum soil pH of 5.5-6.5
• Prepare beds by deeply digging in a 1 inch layer of compost and 5 pounds of bone meal for 100 square feet
• Plant in raised beds, and cover with plastic or straw mulch to prevent fruit contact with soil, which can cause rot
• Keep beds evenly moist, use drip irrigation if possible, avoid wetting fruit; plants need 1-1.5 inches of water per week during the growing season
• Pinch off runners to keep plants productive
June bearing: Produce berries over a 2-3 week period in early summer
Everbearing: Produce berries consistently from late spring through fall

Direct Sowing
• Direct seed outside as soon as the soil warms

Transplanting
• Sow indoors 2 months before last frost date
• Strawberry seeds require darkness to germinate; cover with paper to exclude light
• Up-pot at 3-4 weeks and transplant outside after the danger of frost has passed

Insects & Diseases
Common pests: Root weevils, aphids, and slugs
Pest control: Azatrol or Pyrethrin, and baits or traps for slugs
Common diseases: Mold, mildew, root rot and verticilium wilt
Disease control: Rotate every 3-4 years with new plants, Greencure®