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Strawberry Toscana

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Fragaria x ananassa Toscana

Very easy to grow

With the added bonus of deep pink flowers that smother the plant in summer, this showy variety is not just for the veg patch. The sweet fruits that appear in summer are produced over several weeks.

Where?

Happiest in full sun, in any good garden soil, great in containers on a sunny patio or at the front of beds and borders, as well as the traditional veg patch.

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 No
Plant height 15 cm - 20 cm
Plant width 45 cm - 60 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
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 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