alpine strawberries

shadberryFebruary 1, 2010

Anybody have any experience with these? Some of these are called Musk strawberries?


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kimka(Zone 6B)

When I grew alpine strawberries in part sun, their flavor was incredible, but the berries were pretty small. They do not spread by runners and I think they are short lived.

I'm starting a bunch from seed this year, both red and yellow.

I've never done the yellows before, but they say they have a pineapple touch in their taste.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 10:44AM
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I grew them for a couple of years. The flavor wasn't as amazing as I expected. Fresh picked standard strawberries taste better to me. They are pretty little plants, though.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2010 at 4:33PM
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I was given a few plants at the MAG spring swap that had been grown from seed. The plants are still in the garden about 5 years later. The kids like checking the plants for strawberries, but they are competing with the squirrels and the birds.

I think these are not great as a garden plant except decoratively. If I were growing them for fruit, I'd give them a raised bed with careful mulching. They'd also be good in the classic strawberry pot.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2010 at 12:36PM
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