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FRAGARIA x ananassa (FRAGOO™ SERIES)

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Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

FRAGARIA x ananassa( FRAGOO™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

General Description

Garden strawberries are hybrid perennials prized for their sweet, aromatic red fruit. Fragoo™ strawberries are seed-propagated varieties that provide a non-stop display of attractive flowers, foliage, and fruits. They go from seed to flower in about 75 days. These "day-neutral" strawberries were introduced by Syngenta Horticultural Services, Lisle, Illinois.

Like most garden strawberries, these cultivars spread by runners to form expanding mats of three-lobed leaves. They produces conspicuous pink or white blooms throughout the growing season (pausing only for hot spells). The flowers ripen to small conical red berries, which are good for fresh eating. These varieties flower and fruit year-round in mild climates.

Garden strawberries thrive in full sun and moderately fertile, moist, acidic to neutral soil. Fragoo™ strawberries work well as container and groundcover plants. They are vulnerable to numerous pests and diseases, which should be monitored and controlled if necessary.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Fruit

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Herb / Vegetable

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No