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Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Monterey'

Botanical name: Fragaria x ananassa 'Monterey'

Common name: strawberry

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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Zones: 5a thru 9b

bird attracting, butterfly attracting, bee attracting, edible

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Fragaria x ananassa 'Monterey' is a new release from the University of California. Robust plant with resistance to most diseases, but susceptible to powdery mildew. Fruit of 'Monterey' is larger than Albion, but not as firm. Wonderful flavor with lingering, sweet aftertaste. 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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