High yielding repair grade of alpine strawberry. The fruits of this variety are the largest among the alpine strawberries. The berries are bright red, fragrant, weighing 5-8 g, have very good taste qualities and have a high content of vitamins and trace elements. They are indispensable for fresh consumption and preparation of original desserts. Yields can be harvested in spring and until mid-autumn, until frost. Strawberry Alexandria is well suited for growing in pots on a window sill or balcony.
PLANTING (SEEDS): Sow seeds thinly in March or April in a fine soilless mix. Press seeds into moist mix and keep moist until plants emerge in 2-3 weeks. Keep soil temperature between 60°F (16°C) and 75°F (24°C), if possible. Transplant to plug trays or 1-1 1/2" apart in flats, then to larger pots or planters for retailing full-size plants: 1 plant/3-4" pot; 3-5 plants/8" pot. Transplant outdoors anytime, 1' apart.
HARVEST: Plants will set fruit from midsummer through October. Production and berry size may decline during the hottest part of summer. Day-neutral beds will last for one to two growing seasons once established. Do not renovate day-neutral varieties.
NOTES: Encourage the plant to put its energy into becoming established by removing all the flower buds for the first 6 weeks after setting out your plants. We also recommend that you remove all the runners during the first year.
SPECS: 100 plants/100' row, or 14,520 plants/acre at 12" spacing, rows 3' apart.