Botanical name: Fragaria x ananassa 'Alice'
Other names: Strawberry 'Alice'
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
Pests: It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.
Diseases: Good resistance to Verticillium wilt and to Crown rot.
Specific diseases: Grey mould
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...
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
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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