General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 to 10 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/2 to 1 inch long, fragrant yellow strawberries containing tiny tan seeds. Fruit is said to have a pineapple flavor.
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 65ºF-70ºF
Days to germinate: 1 to 4 weeks
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, gently press seed into the soil.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Alpine Strawberry
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Woodland Strawberry
  • Sow-Teat Strawberry

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  • Posted by janelp_lee (Toronto, Ontario - Zone 6a) on Jan 1, 2020 8:12 PM concerning plant:
    Easy to grow from seeds. Some only take 1 year or less than a year from seeds to flower and fruit. This variety is not as crazy as the regular red Alpine strawberry. This fruit's taste reminds me much more of pineapple than strawberry.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On May 27, 2018 Transplanted
On 5-27-2018, planted 4 near the Mountain Ash stump.
MrsBinWY On March 25, 2018 Potted up
10. I must have sneezed when I was sowing these seeds because I spent the afternoon pricking strawberry seedlings out of random containers of other seeds (e.g., Digitalis, Salvia & peppers). There are more that aren't big enough to handle yet. The containers that were at warm room temp germinated stray strawberry seeds more quickly than did the containers at room temp. Potted 4 more strays on 3-31-18. 4 more strays on 4-7-18. Potted 3 non-strays on 4-8-18. Much later, I decided the strays were some sort of Potentilla that must have been in the potting mix.
MrsBinWY On March 2, 2018 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2018 Seeds sown
room temp; 29 seeds (all) from Arcadiaseeker
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