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Strawberry Redgauntlet

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Fragaria x ananassa Redgauntlet

Good for growing under cloches as it is resistant to botrytis (grey mould)

A traditional variety which can still hold its own against newer introductions. The fruits appear over a long season through the summer and are firm with a sweet taste.

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. 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 June - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 15 cm - 20 cm
Plant width 5 cm - 10 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Clay
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Moist
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 Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, 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