Strawberry Seed

The hybrid variety produces perfect large fruit in its first year from an early sowing. The alpines produce a mass of tiny fruit which have a flavour all their own. Both are well worth growing. Sow the seeds in trays in gentle heat from January to March, later sowings can be made in cold frames but are unlikely to fruit in the first year. As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into individual pots. Harden off as soon as possible and plant in the permanent site from April onwards.