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FRAGARIA x ananassa 'Tioga'
Garden Strawberry, Strawberry, Tioga Strawberry
Garden strawberries are low-growing hybrid perennials prized for their sweet, aromatic red fruit. Introduced in 1964 by the University of California, 'Tioga' bears multiple crops of tasty strawberries from early spring to fall.
Like all strawberry cultivars, 'Tioga' forms clumps of compound, three-parted leaves with toothed leaflets. Plants produce prostrate stems ("stolons") that root to form new plantlets. From late winter to late spring, plants bear round white five-petaled flowers that develop from buds formed the previous fall. The flowers give rise to large, very firm, medium-red berries. In areas with moderate summers, 'Tioga' continues to bloom and fruit through summer and into fall.
No longer widely grown in California, this cultivar thrives in full sun, moderate temperatures, and moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil. Remove older "mother" plants in spring or after plants bloom, leaving offsets to replace them. 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.
9 - 1
4 - 9
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
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Winter
Container, Edging, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Hanging Basket, Herb / Vegetable
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