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Strawberry Cambridge Favourite

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Fragaria x ananassa Cambridge Favourite

Historic variety - a great all rounder

A popular mid season strawberry which reliably produces a sweet and juicy crop of bright red fruit from mid June to mid July. Bees love the flowers and are very important for pollination which ensures a good crop.

Where?

Needs sunny spot, if space is limited grow in a border alongside perennials or in a container or hanging basket. Grow in a greenhouse to enjoy the fruit even earlier in the summer.

How?

Best in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing. Keep well watered, especially as the fruits develop. Cover the plants with a net to protect the fruit from birds and watch out for slugs.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - August
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - July
Cropping June - July

Typically available

From March to August