Strawberries

Rainbow Treasure Strawberry Seed

Rainbow Treasure Strawberry Seed

SB769

Fragaria x ananassa Pretty enough for placement in flowerbeds, containers, and hanging baskets, this delightful ornamental edible offers a sumptuous feast of berries after its floral exhibition. Rainbow Treasure is a flowering groundcover with multi-hued, white, pink, and deep rose blooms. Its creeping habit lends itself extremely well to fill in around perennial plantings as well as covering spaces between berry bushes and other fruiting plants. We recommend planting these beautiful, everbearing plants close at hand for easy enjoyment of the large, sweet, fragrant berries.

   Hybrid Variety
  • SB769/S
  • 15 seeds
  • $6.35

  • SB769/P
  • 50 seeds
  • $13.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthPlant SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-75°F2-6 weeksPress into soil lightly8-12"60%2 yearsListed per varietyMedium

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 need light to germinate
• Keep moist with a mister
• 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: Neem oil 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®
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Beautiful and Good!
Jun 18, 2018  |  By Diana
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I just had my first ripe strawberry from Rainbow, and it was delicious! The plants are bearing heavily, and at least 2 weeks earlier than my garden variety June bearing strawberry plants. When I ordered the (tiny) seed, I knew I'd need to start them very early indoors (Feb.) so that they would have a chance to ripen in my Northern Minnesota garden. I never expected berries this fast, though. Germination took awhile and went it took about a month for all the plants that were going to emerge. The rate was not quite the 60% advertised, but I'm very happy about the 6 very nice plants that I now have. The flowers are very unusual and people that see them can't believe a strawberry can have fuschia colored blossoms!
Awesome
Apr 2, 2016  |  By Susan
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I'm so excited to find these seeds. I bought the strawberry plants as potted plants, and I transplanted them into my garden wondering if they would withstand Montana winters well. Not only did they survive, but they flower and fruit profusely, and the fruit is excellently flavored. I highly recommend adding these to your garden.