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Strawberry Pegasus

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Fragaria x ananassa Pegasus

Good disease resistance

A late cropping Strawberry which produces its deep red, sweet fruits in July from large white flowers which are loved by bees. A real treat eaten fresh from the garden or for making jam.

Where?

Happiest in full sun and any good garden soil. Why not plant a few in a large container on a sunny patio.

How?

Add well rotted manure or homemade garden compost to the soil before planting and use a good quality loam based compost for container growing. Place straw under the plants to keep the fruits off the soil as they form and feed once a week through the summer with a suitable liquid fertiliser.

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 Yes
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, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Moist, Well drained
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