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Fragaria x ananassa 'Alice' (Strawberry 'Alice')

Skill rating
Advanced
skill rating
Maintenance level
5 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Fragaria x ananassa 'Alice'

Other names: Strawberry 'Alice'

Genus: Fragaria

Variety or Cultivar: 'Alice' _ 'Alice' is a perennial with white flowers in spring, producing edible, soft red strawberries in early summer to autumn. Good resistance to Verticillium wilt and to Crown rot.


Fragaria x ananassa 'Alice' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn

Habit: Spreading

Watch out for

Pests: It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.

Specific pests: Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Woodlice

Diseases: Good resistance to Verticillium wilt and to Crown rot.

Specific diseases: Grey mould

General care

Pruning: If strawberries are planted in late summer, remove the flowers in the first year to encourage fruiting next year. After harvesting, remove old leaves with hand shears. Leave the crown and new leaves untouched to allow sunlight into the centre of the plant. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Peg down runners growing over the soil surface in summer. Leave attached to the mother plant until autumn. (5 runners at most) Cut new plants from the mother plant and plant out.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Runners. REGISTER to read more...


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Fragaria x ananassa 'Alice' (Strawberry 'Alice') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Architectural, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant outdoors in summer for a crop the following summer. Plant the crown at soil level in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered spot. Plant in rows with 30-45cm between plants and 75cm between rows. Or plant in a growing bag.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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