Latin name: Fragaria iinumae
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Strawberry:Fruit - raw. Young plants - cooked. Added to soups or used as a potherb.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Moist sunny situations in alpine and sub-alpine regions of N. and C. Japan.
Propagation of Strawberry:Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. Division of runners, preferably done in July/August in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
Cultivation of the herb:Moist sunny situations in alpine and sub-alpine regions of N. and C. Japan.
Medicinal use of Strawberry:None known
Known hazards of Fragaria iinumae:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.