They are one of the most productive plants when what is produced from the weight of the plant is considered. The leaves are compound, typically with three leaflets, and usually hairy. The flowers, generally white, rarely reddish, are borne in small clusters on slender stalks.
Botanically, the bright colored strawberry fruit is considered an accessory fruit and is not a true berry. Strawberries begin to ripen four to five weeks after the first flowers open and continue to ripen for about three weeks. Propagation is possible by runners.
|Seeds per Packet||30|
|Common Name||Strawberry, garden strawberry|
|Height||Up to 12 inches|
|Bloom Time||Late summer and early fall|
|Sunlight||Full sun. It can tolerate partial sun for some time.|
|Soil||Fertile, free-draining soil|
|Temperature||14 to 26 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure|
|Harvest Season||October to November and April to May|