Natures forgotten creations and cross pollinated gems. The wonderful world of berries.
The Bubbleberry Strawberry is a high yielding, Heirloom variety with fragrant, soft pink strawberry fruits. It is sweet tasting in flavour with a bubblegum/mixed berry undertone. This heirloom variety, was popular in 19th Century, and referenced in Jane Austen’s novel ‘Emma’. Best consumed when pink.
Select a sunny section ensuring that the soil is well drained and friable. For best results add animal manure and compost. Cultivate thoroughly. Plant 30cm apart. Water well until established.
Alternatively strawberry plants can be planted through black plastic. This reduces both weeds and watering while keeping the fruit clean. For small gardens strawberries can be grown in baskets and tubs. For best results use a premium potting mix and liquid feeding after plants are established.
Strawberries need to be harvested regularly every three or four days as this enables new fruit to develop to full maturity.