Herb latin name: Fragaria nipponica

Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Edible parts of Fragaria nipponica:

Fruit - raw.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

to May

Habitat of the herb:

Mountains in C. Japan.

Propagation of Fragaria nipponica:

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:

Mountains in C. Japan.

Medicinal use of Fragaria nipponica:

None known

Known hazards of Fragaria nipponica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.