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Strawberry Tristan

SKU: AM014959
$9.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
This compact, ever-bearing Strawberry produces a high yield of fruit throughout the entire summer. Strawberry Tristan is a compact plant that produces few to no runners. Along with it’s delicious berries, it blooms a bright pink flower from spring to fall. Plant in containers for urban gardens. (Fragaria)
key features
Botanical Name
Fragaria
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Birds, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
8-10" tall
Mature Spread
14-18" wide
Bloom Time
Harvest in summer

Description

Plant strawberries in spring as soon as your soil can be worked to a depth of 6-8”. Well draining sandy loam with plenty of organic matter in a sunny location is preferred.

PLANTING DIRECTIONS:
1. The most common method for planting strawberries is in the matted row system. Set your new plants 18-24” apart in rows 3-4’ apart.
2. Allow their new runners to set in the row up to 2’ wide, removing plants that stray beyond that boundary.
3. Be careful to keep the crowns just at the soil surface, do not plant too deep or they might rot or too shallow as they will heave.
4. Water well at time of planting and continue irrigation through September as drought stress will affect harvest. Fertilize if necessary.
5. Remove flowers the first 2 months of the season so that plants produce more runners.

HARVEST TIME: Spring and Fall

HABIT: An abundant crop from spring until the first frost. Up to 200 flavorful, deep red, firm berries from a single plant. Will form a solid mat within the wide rows as they reach maturity.

USAGE: Fresh eating, jams and jellies, freezes well and baking.

PLANTING TIPS: Protect from severe winter cold and frost heaving by mulching with 3-4” of straw in late fall. Remove mulch in spring as temperatures moderate.