Alpine Strawberry Baron Von Solemacher

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Regular price €3.00

The Baron von Solemacher alpine strawberry is an antique German variety that yields dainty clusters of deep red, sweet and juicy berries, which can be up to 25 mm in diameter. Although we aren’t sure who the Baron was, we know that this variety was first offered by F.C. Heinemann, a German seed merchant, in 1935. Alpine strawberries are hardy perennial plants that will flower and fruit from late spring until the first frosts. It’s also an early-fruiting variety – the first strawberries may develop as quickly as 3 months after sowing. They make a joyous addition to pastries but are also popular in their raw state – young and old alike will love the sweetness and heady aroma of these strawberries, which fill any room with a beautiful fragrance.

 

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Latin name
Fragaria vesca

Seeds
250 seeds

Name
Alpine Strawberry

Variety
Baron Von Solemacher

Short description
An old, sweet German to tempt your taste buds.

Plant size
Height 15 cm
Width 15 cm

Container size
Height 20 cm
Width 30 cm

Companion plant
Thyme, borage, lettuces, onions, spinach

How to grow

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Sowing
Indoor Apr-May
Outdoor Apr-June

Timing
Germination 15-30 days
Harvesting 90-120 days

Spacing
When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,2 cm
When tinning 10-15 cm

Growing
Sunligth Partial shade
Soil Well-drained, moist and fertile soil
Watering Regular, heavy watering
Feeding Light feeder

Caring
Expert tip Tiny strawberry seeds require a bit of patience, but don’t give up on them. Sow them on the surface and don’t cover them. Be sure not to let the soil dry out – not even for a few hours. For best results, keep the soil temperature at around 20°.

Supporting
Pollinators Borage and thyme attract bees and butterflies, helping with strawberry pollination. Pests Grow companion plants that attracts ladybirds to prevent aphids attacks.

How to eat

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Harvesting
There’s nothing easier than picking alpine strawberry. Grasp the tiny strawberry between your thumb and your forefinger, pull gently, eat and repeat!

Eating
Medicinal properties The juice of alpine strawberries can be applied to the skin to eliminate wrinkles.
How to eat Alpine strawberries can be cooked and used in jams, tarts and other sweet treats. But, in my opinion, the best way to experience their delicious flavour and scent is to grow them in your garden and eat them fresh, straight from plant to mouth.

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