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Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher' (Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher')

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skill rating
5 hours care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher'

Other names

Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher', Woodland strawberry 'Baron Solemacher'

Genus

Fragaria Fragaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Baron Solemacher' _ 'Baron Solemacher' is a compact perennial with rosettes of bright green leaves divided into three ovate, wrinkled, toothed leaflets. Clusters of five-petalled, white flowers from late spring into summer are followed by small, pointed, edible, red fruit harvested over a long period from late summer into autumn.


Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Rosette

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

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

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

'Pegasus' has an open habit, which makes it less susceptible to grey mould.

Grey mould , Powdery mildew , Root rot , Virus Grey mould , Powdery mildew , Root rot , Virus

General care

Pruning

Rarely forms runners. If desired, remove any that develop.

Propagation

Sow in mid- to late spring indoors. Plant out in early summer. Woodland Strawberries rarely form runners, and are usually propagated by seed or division.

Propagation methods

Runners, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher' (Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Containers, Flavouring food and drinks, Ground Cover, Wildlife

Cultivation

Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained, alkaline soil in sun. Plant 15cm apart through black polythene or apply straw to keep strawberries clean. Tolerates light shade though fruit may be reduced. Tolerates acid soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher'

Other names

Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher', Woodland strawberry 'Baron Solemacher'

Genus

Fragaria Fragaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Baron Solemacher' _ 'Baron Solemacher' is a compact perennial with rosettes of bright green leaves divided into three ovate, wrinkled, toothed leaflets. Clusters of five-petalled, white flowers from late spring into summer are followed by small, pointed, edible, red fruit harvested over a long period from late summer into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Rosette


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

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

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

'Pegasus' has an open habit, which makes it less susceptible to grey mould.

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Powdery mildew , Root rot , Virus

General care

Pruning

Rarely forms runners. If desired, remove any that develop.

Propagation

Sow in mid- to late spring indoors. Plant out in early summer. Woodland Strawberries rarely form runners, and are usually propagated by seed or division.

Propagation methods

Runners, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher' (Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Containers, Flavouring food and drinks, Ground Cover, Wildlife

Cultivation

Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained, alkaline soil in sun. Plant 15cm apart through black polythene or apply straw to keep strawberries clean. Tolerates light shade though fruit may be reduced. Tolerates acid soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher' (Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher' (Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher')

Common pest name

assam thrips; castor thrips; chilli thrips; yellow tea thrips

Scientific pest name

Scirtothrips dorsalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU listed pest for citrus but highly polyphagous and intercepted on a number of hosts. EU legislation should be updated to reflect wider host list.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Fragaria vesca 'Baron Solemacher' (Wild strawberry 'Baron Solemacher')

Common pest name

Australian grapevine yellows; Australian lucerne yellows; Australian yellows of grapevine

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense'

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Phytoplasma present in Australia and New Zealand which could be damaging to grapevine and strawberry production; in particular; if introduced to the UK. EU regulations help to mitigate the risk of entry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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