Strawberry 'Sonata' (mid) (Pack of 5) Bare root

Code: TR0325
Strawberry 'Sonata' (mid) (Pack of 5) Bare root
Strawberry Sonata (Pack of 5) Bare root

A more recent selection this excellent variety produces sweet, large fruits with a very good flavour and it appears to be able to stand up to very hot spells of weather and periods of heavy rain. It has a lower incidence of misshapen fruit than many varieties. Crops mid summer, this variety is perfect for making your own jams or for freezing to enjoy when out of season.

Characteristics
  • Fruiting time: July-August
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flower Colour: white
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 20-30cm (8-12")
  • Comes as: Bare root plant
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 5-10cm (2-4")
  • Tolerance: Fairly disease resistant
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
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Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Requirements
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Any well drained moist soil

Caring and Maintenance These strawberryplants are sent out as bare root (ie not potted up or in soil) plants. They are completely dormant, so any remaining foliage or stems will look shrivelled and dry. They should be planted out within a couple of days of arrival. Once they are planted out, they will emerge from their dormancy and start to put on new growth in spring (or within 4 - 6 weeks if planted in spring). After planting apply some fertilizer in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plants, being careful to avoid the crown. Keep the plants well watered, especially during warmer weather and when the fruits are developing. When the strawberries are starting to form, a thick layer of straw or a strawberry mulch mat can be placed under the plants to stop the fruit touching the soil. Sheets of black plastic mulch can also be used, and this will also help retain soil moisture, reduce weeds and encourage early cropping. Strawberries can also be planted in tubs, containers and hanging baskets.

Planting
  • Planting Distance: 45cm (18") with 75cm (30") between rows
 

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