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Heirloom Yellow Wonder Alpine Strawberry Seeds | Grow Yellow Wonder 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 yellow, 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 70%. 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.
Features
  • 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


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Nice pack of Yellow Wonder Alpine Strawberry Seeds June 20, 2014
Reviewer: Jim C. from Michigan United States  
While I will keep this for next year, Yellow Wonder Alpine Strawberry seeds was packed well.  My only complaint with the order was shipping was slow.  I will consider a faster method on my next order.

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100% germination rate! How did you do it? April 18, 2014
Reviewer: Springside Organics from Catskill, NY  
Reading blog after blog about how hard it is to grow strawberries, not only was I amazed, but all six of the cells that I used to seed the Yellow Alpine strawberries have germinated! Quite flabbergasted!! Here's to this company - where everything else I have tried has had very high germination rates as well. Of course, I am using the farmer's almanac and mood phase calendar as well. Perhaps a combination of both? Very excited! Will sing your praises far and wide!!

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A Yellow Strawberry February 12, 2014
Reviewer: Evelyn W from Palatka, FL United States  
Looking forward to this new (to me) strawberry !  Already in greenhouse - waiting patiently :-D

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Strawberries November 29, 2013
Reviewer: Thomas Bellavia from Mount Sinai, NY United States  
I received them in good shape. Plan on using them soon. AND THEIR NON-GMO!!!!!!

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Seeds arrived on time September 10, 2013
Reviewer: kevin indreland from oceanside, CA United States  
Seeds arrived on time

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