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Heirloom Alexandria Alpine Heirloom Strawberry Seeds | Grow Alexandria Alpine Strawberries


 
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The sweet delicious fruit on this variety is produced the first year if started early enough in the spring. It is bright red, juicy, fragrant and 1” long.

Finding an heirloom strawberry plant that can be grown from seed is quite difficult. Germination may be as low as 65%. With the proper care, however, the 'fruit' of your labor will be quite rewarding!

Detailed planting instructions:

Strawberries require a loose, loamy, slightly acidic soil (pH 6.0-6.5) and full sun to achieve peak berry quality, but they will tolerate a variety of soil conditions as long as they have adequate drainage. Prepare your strawberry beds by turning under 1/2"-1" high quality, animal manure or plant residue-based compost. Compost composed of cedar or redwood is not an acceptable substitute for high quality compost. Also it is a great idea to lay mulching film on the soil as it greatly reduces the need for weeding.

Give all strawberry varieties 1" of water per week, preferably using drip-type irrigation to minimize berry spoilage and keep the beds thoroughly weeded! After the first frost, mulch beds with straw or agricultural fabrics. Where snow remains on the ground throughout the Winter, no mulching is required. When the ground warms in Spring, remove any organic mulches, but leave agricultural fabrics on until the first flowers appear; fabrics will speed growth but prevent pollination if left on during blossoming.

All strawberry varieties are prone to diseases caused by overly moist soil conditions and overcrowding. Soil must be kept loose and well drained, plants must be properly spaced and ripe or moldy fruit picked daily. Snails and slugs can be a significant problem, but are controlled using traps and copper strip-barriers. Netting, scare balloons and flash tape work very well against birds.


HARVESTING

Strawberries are their sweetest when fully ripened on the plants. For most varieties this means leaving the berries on the plant for a day or two after they are fully colored. The only way to know for sure is a taste test.

Strawberries bruise easily. Be gentle when pulling them from the plants. Snap the stem directly above the berry rather than pulling on the berry itself. Keep harvested berries in a cool, shady location.



SAVING SEEDS

Strawberry seeds are easily separated from ripe fruit by placing them in a household blender with a cup of water and blending at high speed for just a few seconds. (Not too long, or the seeds may be damaged). The good seeds will settle to the bottom, and the fruit pulp and unripe seeds will float. Wait a minute or so for the seeds to settle, and pour off the liquid. The seeds can then be rinsed or scraped out and allowed to dry on a paper towel.
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: A great source of vitamins and minerals.


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Strawberry July 7, 2015
Reviewer: Debra Bergmark from Vail, AZ United States  
I ordered for the first time & got quite the variety of seeds for my hydroponics tower. Not only did I get my seeds quickly, but they were all packed nicely. I was very impressed. What really made me order from My Patriot Supply was the fact that you had strawberry seeds. I looked at several different online organic seed stores & they didn't carry strawberry seeds. Thank you for having these!  I will definitely be a repeat customer.

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Addition June 27, 2015
Reviewer: Mirta Collazo from lincoln, DE United States  
perfect addition to our greenhouse, tx

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We love Patriot Seeds Amazing Product! March 17, 2015
Reviewer: Bobi Palacio from Kansas City, KS United States  
Amazing Seeds always produce great fruits and vegetables.  This is our 3rd year planting with these seeds and we love them

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nice packaging October 27, 2014
Reviewer: Michelle Chambers from North Port, FL United States  
Saving for a rainy day so not sure of internal contents but packaging looks like it will last!

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Always surprised and happy September 26, 2014
Reviewer: Tammie from United States  
This is the second time I've ordered, I'm always surprised at how fast I receive my order.  There is no loafing around with this company they are always johnny on the spot.  I can't find a bad thing at all to say about this company.  I've enjoyed eating what we've sowed from our first order and we will keep coming back to order more!

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