«Baron von Solemacher» - Organic Alpine Strawberry Seeds
Fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked and made into jams, tarts or puddings. Prefers a fertile, well drained moisture retentive soil but is not fussy whether conditions are acid or alkaline. Best in full sun or light shade but can tolerate semi-shade.
Organic Alpine Strawberry «Baron von Solemacher»An early fruiting variety of wild strawberry Baron von Solemacher has tasty red fruits which can be up to 25mm in diameter. Perennial by nature Baron von Solemacher was first offered by F.C.
Heinemann of Germany in 1935 and will eventually mature to approx. 25 cm by 25 cm. Wild strawberry Baron von Solemacher is very hardy and plants will flower and fruit from late spring until the first frosts. First fruits may develop as quickly as 3 months after sowing. The berries, rich in iron, vitamin C and potassium, are sweet and succulent with an exquisite flavour and aroma.
Fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked and made into jams, tarts or puddings. Prefers a fertile, well drained moisture retentive soil but is not fussy whether conditions are acid or alkaline. Best in full sun or light shade but can tolerate semi-shade although this will reduce fruit production. Wild strawberry Baron von Solemacher is excellent along woodland edges where it seems to thrive when mulched by leaves.
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!