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Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Totem'

Botanical name: Fragaria x ananassa 'Totem'

Common name: strawberry

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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 9b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

bird attracting, butterfly attracting, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Totem'"

Fragaria x ananassa 'Totem' is a very popular Pacific Northwest variety. Firm, conic-shaped, bright red fruit that turns very dark when ripe. 'Totem' is extremely cold hardy, vigorous, and disease-resistant. If soil pH is above 7.0, soil amendments such as sulfur or mature compost will be needed for optimum growth. 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 four or five weeks, the plants will produce runners and new daughter plants. 20-50 days to maturity.

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