Native Wild Strawberry

$20.00

  • PACK OF 40
  • Fragaria vesca
  • Tiny, soft fruits of intense strawberry flavor
  • Spreading
  • Cold hardy to zone 2

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Description

Fragaria vesca. This is the native wild strawberry of eastern North America. Also known as Indian Strawberry. Berries are small, typically less than 1/2 inch, but extremely flavorful. Spreads widely and quickly by runners into a ground cover, particularly in mulched areas like the borders of blueberry plantings. This is a very cold hardy strawberry, into zone 2. Plant source is from northeastern Vermont in US hardiness zone 3. Leaves are edible and contain proportionally much higher vitamin c than the actual berry. Also used in teas. Fruit is unparalleled for jams. This form is beneficial to professional and hobby breeders, for those seeking to establish a native edible landscape, and for those interested in novel or more flavorful fruits than the domesticated versions. Do note these will be far less productive than modern bred strawberries.

Available Services:

Tree Pruning
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.

Planting
We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.

Custom Grafting
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.

Consulting
We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.

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