Alpine Strawberry Seeds
Number of Seeds : 50
Minimum germination : 80%
If growing alpine strawberries from seed, sow seed in a flat filled with a well-draining medium. Very lightly cover the seeds with soil and then set the flat in a pan of water. Seeds will take a few weeks to germinate and may not do so all at once, so be patient.
Unlike wood strawberries that only bear fruit in the spring, alpine strawberries continuously bear though the growing season, June to October.
These delicate looking plants are tougher than they look and can bear fruit with as little sun as four hours a day. Unfussy, they bear the best testing fruit in soil that is rich in organic matter and that is well-draining. Alpine strawberries have shallow roots that can be easily damaged through cultivation or by the hot summer sun, so it is best to mulch around them with compost, straw or pine needles. Add fresh mulch in the spring to continually enrich the soil, retain moisture, discourage weeds and keep the soil cool.