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Wild Strawberry
Fragaria vesca
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
A common woodland native plant commonly spotted in the wild, with cute berries that although are much smaller than the ones you find in the grocery store, have a much higher medicinal value. Leaves have been used in folk medicine as an anti inflammatory remedy for the treatment of diarrhea, cardiovascular disease, and urinary issues. Often confused with a similar plant called Indian mock strawberry with yellow flowers rather than white flowers, which are much less flavourful. The clump forming and creeping growth habit makes it an attractive edging or groundcover as well as perfect choice in containers or hanging baskets, where its spread can be easily controlled! Thrives in moist, shady conditions. Berries ripen between April and June. Perfect for tossing in a salad, on pancakes or with cereal! Seeds can be sown in winter and transplant 3 weeks after last frost. Strawberries tend to be slow in germinating (2-3 weeks), after sowing thinly, pressing seeds into moist soil less mix at 16-24C. Height 1 foot.
H6075 Bulk dried leaves cut $9.00/100g, $54.00/1000g
S6075 Seeds $3.25/pkt
S6075 Bulk Seeds $7.00/g, $24.00/10g, $176.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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