Herb latin name: Fragaria nilgerrensis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Fragaria nilgerrensis:Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is white with a pale pink tint, it is of inferior quality.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Found at elevations up to 1,500 metres in the Himalayas. Meadows on mountain slopes, forests in valleys at elevations of 700 - 3000 metres in south and western China.
Propagation of Fragaria nilgerrensis: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:Found at elevations up to 1,500 metres in the Himalayas. Meadows on mountain slopes, forests in valleys at elevations of 700 - 3000 metres in south and western China.
Medicinal use of Fragaria nilgerrensis:None known
Known hazards of Fragaria nilgerrensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.