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Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick et al., USDA Corvallis
FRAGARIA x ananassa 'Glen Mary'
Garden Strawberry, Strawberry
Garden strawberries are hybrid perennials prized for their sweet, aromatic red fruit. The heirloom variety 'Glen Mary' bears numerous large, flavorful, dull-crimson berries on relatively compact plants. Rarely grown today, this "June-Bearing" strawberry was widely cultivated in the northern United States in the early twentieth century. It originated in East Bradford, Pennsylvania, around 1896.
Like most garden strawberries, 'Glen Mary' spreads by runners to form expanding mats of three-lobed leaves. Plants bear round white five-petaled flowers in spring that develop from buds initiated the previous fall. This cultivar is most productive when planted near another strawberry variety. The spherical to conical, relatively soft, pink-fleshed berries are full-flavored and mildly tart.
Garden strawberries thrive in full sun and moderately fertile, moist, acidic to neutral soil. Unlike most strawberry cultivars, 'Glen Mary' does best in heavy clay-rich soil. Garden strawberries are good choices for culinary gardens, containers, or "strawberry towers." They are vulnerable to numerous pests and diseases, which should be monitored and controlled if necessary. This variety is susceptible to rust.
8 - 1
4 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring
Green, Dark Green
Container, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Groundcover, Hanging Basket
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