Strawberry 'Montana'

Quick-cropping Perpetual strawberry, easy to grow from seed and fast to reach fruit harvesting stage in the same season as sowing. More
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Quick-cropping Perpetual strawberry, easy to grow from seed and fast to reach fruit harvesting stage in the same season as sowing.

We use this in edible window boxes and containers - old water troughs from the farm, mixed with other edible and ornamental container plants, such as Dwarf Bean ‘Hestia’ and Tomato ‘Microcherry’.

Genus Fragaria
Group/Species Perpetual or Everbearing
Variety Montana
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Strawberry
Border Position Container, Front
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Sheltered
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 25cm (10in)
Spacing 35cm (14in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors in early spring, press the seeds into the surface of moist compost in a seed tray. Cover the tray to seal in moisture and place somewhere bright and warm. Allow 2-3 weeks for for germination. Transplant seedlings into modules or individual pots. Harden off and plant out in May. Soil should be weed-free and well-aerated with plenty of organic matter (compost or well-rotted manure) dug in before planting. May also be grown in containers using good quality, peat-free compost.
Care Tips Strawberries require regular watering throughout the growing season, and ripening fruits should be netted against birds if you want maximum harvest. Apply a liquid potash feed, such as a tomato feed, every 7 to 14 days. In early spring apply a general fertiliser.
Storing These will keep in the fridge for a couple of days, or are delicious turned into jam or compote with rhubarb.
Harvesting Harvest from June to October. Perpetual strawberries – sometimes called everbearers – produce small flushes of fruits from early summer to early autumn. With this long, light cropping we often find the birds don’t realise and so don’t nick all the fruit and you can get away without netting.
Cooking Notes These are beautiful fresh on porridge at breakfast, or with Greek yogurt for a simple dessert. Or try Sarah's Strawberry and basil ice cream drizzled with basil oil.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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