Strawberry Temptation

Strawberry Temptation

  • Features: An everbearing strawberry that yields over a long harvest season. Large, firm fruit. Delicious flavour. Colour is dark red in the first season. Produces very few runners. High yield over late spring through to late summer/early autumn. This variety is a Fruit that typically grows as an Biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Temptation Strawberry is a low maintenance plant and is easy to grow.
  • Maturity: xx days.
  • Light: Plant in full sun.
  • Soil and water: Best in rich, moist, well-drained soil containing plenty of organic matter. Water frequently until plants are growing vigorously. Watering is very important in early summer and September. 
  • Spacing: Space plants 45cm (18") apart.
  • Height: Grows 20cm (8") in height.
  • Garden use: Vigorous but compact growth is excellent for hanging baskets or patio containers.
  • Growing tips: Tough and resilient in relation to pest and diseases. Well suited to short season climates. Apply a light mulch to keep weeds down, conserve moisture and keep fruit clean. Fertilize beds in early summer and again in September with a balanced fertilizer. Do not fertilize if plants are flowering. Note that June-bearing plants produce the second year after planting. Cut all runners off during the first year, leave 2-3 runners the second year.
  • Culinary use: Used in deserts, fresh or for jam.
Winter protection for all strawberry varieties is important in most northern areas. Apply a mulch of straw or other loose organic matter 5-8cm (2-3") deep over the plants after the ground freezes but before the temperature drops below 20 degrees F. In spring, pull the mulch back into the rows.

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