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Elan Strawberry ABZ Seeds

$5.99

Elan Strawberry ABZ Seeds

$5.99
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Fragaria X ananassa
- Item #V-1055.10 | 10 Seeds

Elan Strawberry has a vigorous habit (many runners) and white flowers that produce medium-size, conical berries with excellent flavor. Grows best in hardiness zones 5-8. Elan Strawberry is ideal for your farm shop, pick-your-own and local sales.  Elan Strawberry has a bi-conical shape; it has a shiny appearance and a bright red color which is maintained through normal shelf life. The fruit has a very acceptable level of firmness but can be sensitive to rain damage. We advise you to protect the fruit against rain if at all possible. The size of the fruit is big at the beginning of the picking season and remains stable with a good fruit size through the whole season.10 Seeds  Per Package.


Vegetable Garden - Tips on Growing Strawberries from Seed

Sow seeds thinly in a fine soil less mix. Press seeds into moist mix and keep moist until plants emerge in 2-3 weeks. Keep soil temperature between 60°F (16°C) and 75°F (24°C), if possible. Transplant to plug trays or 1-1 1/2" apart in flats, then to larger pots or planters for retailing full-size plants: 1 plant/3-4" pot; 3-5 plants/8" pot. Transplant outdoors anytime, 1' apart. Tolerant to partial shade and they prefer moist soil. Days to fruit:100 days.

  • strawberry seeds, including alpine strawberries, need to be cold-treated before planting. Wrap the seeds and put them in the freezer for about a month. Let them warm up slowly.
  • Germinate strawberry seeds by placing them under a thin layer of soil and keeping them moist.
  • When the plants get their second set of true leaves, thin them out, leaving three to four inches between plants. Or, replant them into separate containers.
  • Once the plants are big enough to plant in the garden, remember to introduce them to the outdoors gradually. Start by setting them outside for a few hours in the afternoon, adding an hour or two each day.
  • Transplant your plants into your garden. Pinch off the first flowers so that your plants will develop strong roots.

 

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