Seed Tape Wild Strawberry 'Baron von Solemacher' - SeedFragaria vesca 'Baron von Solemacher'
Enjoy these delicious fresh strawberries
The woodland strawberries 'Solemacher' (Fragaria vesca) have edible fruits and are excellent ground cover plants. The little strawberries have a delightful refreshing taste! The length of the seed tape is 7.5 m.Show more
Show moreSeeds of woodland strawberries require no prior treatment and the seed tape is ready-to-use.
How to SowSowing period in the ground: March - May
Sow in the ground, preferably in full sun, sow your seeds from the start of March right up into May. Loosen the soil with a fork to about 30 cm. Make a straight shallow groove about 1 cm deep and label your row. Cut the tape to fit and lay in the grove. Cover the seed tape with 0.5 cm soil, press lightly down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows should be sown 20 cm apart.
The seed will germinate in 14-21 days. After 4-6 weeks, the seedlings can be planted. If using as ground cover its nice to just spread them over an area at uneven distances in groups of 3 or 5 plants. Rows should be 20 cm apart.
Show moreWeed regularly and water more often during dry periods. These small strawberries are at their tastiest if allowed to ripen on the plant so do pick regularly. The harvesting of this variety is in July. They are somewhat smaller than the cultivated strawberries but have the taste of normal strawberries.
Fragaria vesca 'Baron von Solemacher' grows well in the garden. Improve poor garden soil with a mix of garden compost and Bakker's strawberry fertiliser. Planting distance is 20 cm. Water immediately after planting. Fragaria vesca 'Baron von Solemacher' grows best in humus-rich, fertile soil that is not too dry but also, especially in the winter, not too wet.
Woodland strawberries are perfect for naturalising and for providing ground cover under trees and shrubs. Fragaria vesca 'Solemacher' also grow well in flower pots or window- boxes too. Woodland strawberries are generally hardy but when potted, it is best to store them in a cool, frost-free area over the winter.
HarvestingHarvest from July to November. You could just leave the fruit on the plant but they really are quite tasty. Birds will eat them if you don't, which is lovely to watch them enjoying themselves!
Harvest woodland strawberries just as you would the common strawberry - use the green crown to pick them and do not remove that until you are about to eat them. Use scissors or a knife to pick them.
Show moreWoodland strawberries are smaller than the more well known strawberry varieties. Following the first flowers, they will form 'suckers' - when these touch the ground, a new plant will form. This is how it eventually creeps and covers the ground.
How to useThey have a fine flavour, perhaps even better than the common red strawberry, but can be used in the same manner. These small fruits are very rich in vitamins and are very healthy!