The Baron Von Solemacher Alpine Strawberry is an antique German variety that yields dainty clusters of deep red, sweet and juicy berries, which can be up to 25mm in diameter. Although we aren’t sure who the Baron was, we know that this variety was first offered by F.C. Heinemann, a German seed merchant, in 1935. Alpine strawberries are hardy perennial plants that will flower and fruit from late spring until the frosts. They make a joyous addition to pastries but they are also popular in their raw state – young and old alike will love the sweetness and heady aroma of these strawberries, which fill any room with a beautiful fragrance.
Appearance: Deep red, sweet and juicy berries.
Latin Name: Fragaria Vesca
Name: Alpine Strawberry Baron Von Solemacher
Quantity: 250 seeds
Plant size: Height 15cm, Width 15cm
Container size: Height 20cm, Width 30cm
Sowing: Indoors February – March, outdoors April – June
Timing: Germination 15-30 days, harvesting 90-120 days
Spacing: When sowing 1-3cm, when transplanting 10-15cm
Growing: Partial shade, regular, heavy watering, well drained moist and fertile soil, light feeder
Caring: Sow seeds on the surface and don’t cover them. Be sure not to let the soil dry out. For best results keep the soil temperature at around 20
Supporting: Pollinators such as thyme is the best mate for strawberries
Pests: Ladybirds will prevent aphid attacks
Harvesting: Grasp the tiny fruit between your thumb and your forefinger, pull gently, eat and repeat!
Medicinal: The juice of alpine strawberries can be used on the skin to eliminate wrinkles
Eating: Alpine strawberries can be cooked and used in jams, tarts, and other sweet treats. The best way to eat them is fresh from the plant, straight to mouth
Companion plant: Thyme, borage, lettuces, onions, spinach
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions.