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Strawberry 'Alpine'
Alpine Strawberry
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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 5 - 10
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 6"H x 10"S
BLOOM: White, Late Spring-Mid Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Alpine Strawberry Plants

Fragaria vesca 'Alexandria'

These decorative little perennials produce delicious, red strawberries, about twice the size of wild berries but much smaller than the standard type. Also known as "Wood" Strawberries, the Alpine is a more modern cousin of the wild strawberry and was used to develop the bigger, more cultivated strawberries that you see in grocery stores.

Used for centuries for its many medicinal applications, Alpine Strawberries are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. The whole plant may be used in teas to aid digestion as the leaves are mildly astringent and the berries when made into a mash, are a relief from sunburn. The berry juice contains antibacterial properties and has been known as a remedy for Typhoid. Aside from being delicious, the berries are also a natural bleach and can be applied directly to the teeth and skin or brewed into a a tea to help whiten your smile.

Also of terrific culinary value, the Alpine Strawberry has a slighter, sweet scent and taste than the cultivated variety that tastes delicious on its own or in jellies, syrups, desserts, teas and cold beverages.The leaves retain their flavor when used fresh or dried and the plant will continuously bear fruit all season long.

Our Alpine strawberries will stay compact and produce few runners, making them suitable for rock gardens, path edgings, pots, and window boxes. These plants begin producing the second spring, sometimes the first fall. Can be grown indoors or out!
Features
Zones: 5 - 10

Size: 6"H x 10"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: White, Late Spring - Mid Summer

Uses: An aromatic border to any walkway or garden, the Alpine Strawberry is a delicious culinary herb with berries that can be eaten off of the vine or leaves that can be brewed into tea. The plant can be used in many various medicinal ways as well and is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Tips: Alpine Strawberries grow very quickly and easily indoors or out. When planting from seed, it is best to freeze the seeds for a few weeks prior to planting or to plant them outside in a covered container for a hardy plant. Pots or containers may work best as Alpines tend to be a bit invasive.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Little Treasures!!! August 31, 2016
Reviewer: Robin from , TX United States  
I ordered 3 plants in September 2015 and they are producing wonderfully well. Delicious like little bites of candy!  I am anxious to see how the survive a south Texas summer though, that is the hardest part is our zone 9b heat.  I will update and the end of the summer.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Fast producing January 22, 2016
Reviewer: Stephen from Scott, LA United States  
This plant lost no time showing small flowers and bearing several strawberries even keeping it potted. Will purchase more in the future to get a larger patch going.

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  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great Alpine Strawberries May 28, 2014
Reviewer: Jay Marion from Verona, VA United States  
These strawberries are fantastic! They grow and produce very well. I've gathered them in the wild before, they taste great and look even cooler. The white berries are a fantastic contrast with other berries and fruits. The plants I received from The Growers Exchange were excellent. They are packaged very well and deliver very well too.  I can't wait until I can get some more.

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
I had tiny strawberries the first year February 24, 2014
Reviewer: Pam from Chestertown, MD United States  
I have a somewhat small garden, not big enough to grow "real" strawberries.  I planted the alpine strawberry plants and they flourished.  I enjoyed watching them bloom and bear and then spread.  Glad I planted them!

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