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Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Albion'

Botanical name: Fragaria x ananassa 'Albion'

Common name: strawberry

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Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Albion'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Zones: 4a thru 9b

bird attracting, butterfly attracting, bee attracting, edible

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Fragaria x ananassa 'Albion' produces evenly throughout the production season. Consistent long conical shape and uniform fruit size. Resistance to Verticillium wilt and Phytophthora crown rot. 'Albion' has outstanding flavor and attractive internal and external fruit color. In 2006, 'Albion' was the most widely planted public variety in CA. Plant strawberries as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring to allow the plants to become well established before hot weather arrives. This is usually from January through April depending on your growing region. Do not plant in soil if it is wet. Try to plant strawberries on a cloudy day or during the late afternoon. Set the strawberry plant in the soil so that the soil is just covering the tops of the roots. Do not cover the crown. Space plants 12-18" apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. After for or five weeks, the plants will produce runners and new daughter plants. 20-50 days to maturity.

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