Strawberry Mignonette Seeds
Info: Strawberry Mignonette is a French variety that has smaller berries and a distinct flavour and fragrance. The plants will steadily produce dainty red sweet berries with an almond undertone all summer long from the first year on. The plants grow bushy without runners, making them excellent for small gardens, pots and hanging baskets. In France the small strawberries are often served in a glass of champagne.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow indoors in February/March or outdoors from April on. Seeds germinate best after cold treatment. Place the sealed packet in the freezer for 2-4 weeks. Cover seeds only lightly with soil. When the plants get their second set of true leaves, thin them out, leaving three to four inches between plants. Or, replant them into separate containers. Strawberries do not like wet roots, preferring a well-drained site with a preferably slightly acid, medium loam. They tolerate shade but thrive in sunshine. To avoid diseases, you should plant strawberries in a 3-year-cycle at new locations in the garden.
|Botanical name||Fragaria vesca|
|Sowing||Feb/Mar indoors, from April outdoors|
|Location||sunny to partial shade, slightly sandy and acidic, well-drained soil|
|Harvesting||May to September|