Strawberry Red Gauntlet
Fragaria x ananassa
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Item code:
9315774071950

This is the one you probably see in shops, it's a commercial variety because it's heavy cropping and a robust plant. A medium-sized heart shaped, bright red glossy fruit that's a vigorous grower and drought tolerant. Ideal for containers, hanging baskets and the home vegetable plot. Perfect made into jams, eaten fresh or for desserts.

Allow them to ripen on the bush for the best flavour. They can be picked 11 to 12 weeks after planting.

Growth Height — 15cm
Drought Tolerant
Flower Colour — White
Fruiting Period — Spring
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Strawberries are planted in April or May in most areas but can be planted anytime you see them in the nursery. Plant runners 30cm apart in rows 75 to 100cm apart. Strawberries can be planted in double rows 30cm apart to maximise space in the garden. Don't bury runners too deep or they will rot. Set the crowns at soil level and surround plants with a mulch of straw. This will help to conserve moisture and inhibit weed competition as well as keep fruit off the soil and reduce fruit spoilage.

Watering needs

Water plants regularly. Never let them dry out, particularly when they are forming fruit. Water more frequently if in pots and baskets.

Pruning Advice

Runners that develop from the main plant during the fruiting stage compete for moisture and nutrients and ultimately reduce yield. Remove them as they appear during fruiting and they can be potted up to create new plants.