«Snow White» - Organic Alpine Strawberry Seeds
Strawberry Snow White is an unusual white variety with vivid red seeds that will make a refreshing change to fruit salads and ice cream. This popular novelty crop produces fruit with a lovely flavour.
Organic Alpine Strawberry «Snow White»Strawberry Snow White is an unusual white variety with vivid red seeds that will make a refreshing change to fruit salads and ice cream.
This popular novelty crop produces fruit with a lovely flavour, often likened to pineapple and will be the talking point of any dessert. They have an exquisite taste, more aromatic than other red varieties.
They’re grown exactly the same way as regular strawberries, either in the ground or in containers and hanging baskets and will crop at the same time around June. They do have an added benefit however. Because they are white, the birds are less likely the find them as attractive.
How to GrowAlpine strawberries have a reputation of being hard to grow, but that isn’t necessarily true. They are quite easy to grow from seed, provided you start them at the right time of year and are diligent in your care. If you follow these simple steps, you could have a lovely ground-cover alpine strawberry plant in your own garden by next spring! The best conditions to grow alpine strawberries are slightly acidic, well-draining soil exposed to partial sun and regular precipitation.
- Step 1 – Choose your variety of alpine strawberry (depending on the climate you live in, do your research on which cultivar is best – Alexandria, Ruegen, White Soul, Yellow Wonder etc.)
- Step 2 – To germinate the seeds, place them on top of moist, acid-rich soil in a small planter. It is important to keep the soil moist at all times; even a few hours of complete dryness can stop the germination process.
- Step 3 – Once the seeds have germinated, place the planter in a bright window where it can receive ample sunlight. If germinating seeds outdoors, ensure that the seeds are blocked from wind, but not obstructed from sunlight.
- Step 4 – Keep the germinating seeds at a temperature between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for best results. Lower temperatures will slow the germination process.
- Step 5 – Once the plants begin to form, they can be moved out of the planter and into soil outside, but these strawberry plants are fickle, and will often not take unless the soil is ideally matched to their original growth conditions.
- Step 6 – Regularly water the plants in the middle months of growth, but ensure air movement so the dampness does not cause rot or other common diseases.
- Step 7 – After approximately 4 months, the plant should bear its first delicious fruit!