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

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5 hours care
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0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fragaria x ananassa 'Alice'

Other names

Strawberry 'Alice'

Genus

Fragaria 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

Habit

Spreading

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

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 Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Woodlice

Diseases

Good resistance to Verticillium wilt and to Crown rot.

Grey mould 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

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.

Propagation methods

Runners


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Fragaria x ananassa 'Alice'

Other names

Strawberry 'Alice'

Genus

Fragaria 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

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

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.

Propagation methods

Runners


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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