Herb latin name: Fragaria
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Fragaria:Fruit - raw. A delicious flavour, the fruit is almost as large as an average cultivated strawberry but it is not very freely produced.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Not known in the wild.
Other uses of Fragaria:The plant spreads rapidly by means of runners and can be used as a ground cover.
Propagation of the herb: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. This plant is a bi-generic hybrid and will not breed true from seed. 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 Fragaria:Not known in the wild.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Fragaria:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.