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FRAGARIA x ananassa 'Glen Mary'

Image of Fragaria x ananassa 'Glen Mary'

Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick et al., USDA Corvallis

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

FRAGARIA x ananassa 'Glen Mary'

Plant Common Name

Garden Strawberry, Strawberry

General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Fruit

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Crimson

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Groundcover, Hanging Basket

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No