Herb latin name: Fragaria orientalis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Fragaria orientalis:Fruit - raw. Sweet and succulent. The fruit is about 5mm wide.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Forests and open slopes, especially on stony surfaces. Meadows on mountain slope, in the shade of forest trees at elevations of 600 - 4000 metres.
Propagation of Fragaria orientalis: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:Forests and open slopes, especially on stony surfaces. Meadows on mountain slope, in the shade of forest trees at elevations of 600 - 4000 metres.
Medicinal use of Fragaria orientalis:None known
Known hazards of Fragaria orientalis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.