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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject: strawberries Reply with quote

Hello i am a first time strawberry planter and am using i thing alpine strawberries,is this a good choice? and are the a good fruit bearer? I am living in the west of Ireland, any help or advice would be welcome. Thanks. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: strawberries Reply with quote

HI there, I've been growing alpine strawberries for the last three years and I love them. They are very reliable fruiters in my experience. They aren't quite as nice as real strawberries I think but they are still yummy and they just keep coming for months, so this definitely compensates Smile
They are less prone to slug destruction. I've some pictures of what the fruit look like etc on my blog if you want to have a look. I'd love to know how you get on with them. Good luck

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone had luck growing strawberries from seed? When should you sow them (is there still time?), how long does it take and will they fruit in the first year? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can still sow them as far as I know. They won't crop in the first year though. A lot of strawberry info here http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=685
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my alpine strawberries seed profusely - i've supplied loads of small plants to friends grown from their seed. and they all survived the winter, unlike my regular strawberries.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. Have 20/30 plants growing from seed. I plan to sow them into a Strawberry tub. I will let you know how they get on.
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