Top 5... straw­ber­ries

Our se­lec­tion of va­ri­eties will en­sure you’re pick­ing bumper crops over a longer sea­son

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1 ‘Mara des Bois’

Per­pet­ual va­ri­ety pro­duc­ing a suc­ces­sion of sweet, aro­matic, deep red fruit sim­i­lar to wood­land straw­ber­ries, but of larger size and greater yield. Re­sis­tant to pow­dery mildew. Tip Ideal for grow­ing in pots on the pa­tio. From www.pomon­afruits.co.uk; tel: 01255 440410.

2 ‘Alice’

This Bri­tish-bred, mid-sea­son straw­berry pro­duces re­li­able crops of bright red, juicy fruit of sweet flavour. Long pick­ing sea­son. Ex­cel­lent dis­ease re­sis­tance. Tip Ver­sa­tile va­ri­ety that will tol­er­ate a wide range of soil types. From www.ken­muir.co.uk; tel: 01255 830181.

3 ‘Florence’

Later-crop­ping va­ri­ety pro­duc­ing con­i­cal, matt-red berries of good, rounded flavour on up­right plants. Ex­cel­lent re­sis­tance to most dis­eases and also some re­sis­tance to vine wee­vil. Tip Ideal va­ri­ety to use if grow­ing or­gan­i­cally. From www.ken­muir. co.uk; tel: 01255 830181.

4 ‘Hapil’

Good all-round, mid-sea­son va­ri­ety pro­duc­ing large, glossy, bright red berries of sweet flavour. Vig­or­ous, but can be af­fected by ver­ti­cil­lium wilt. Tip Ex­cel­lent va­ri­ety for lighter, drier soil con­di­tions. From www.pomon­afruits.co.uk; tel: 01255 440410.

5 ‘Ho­neoye’

Commercial va­ri­ety pro­duc­ing re­li­able early crops of shiny, or­ange-red fruit of large size that are of high qual­ity and good for freez­ing. Dis­ease re­sis­tant.

Tip Can be grown in the green­house to pro­duce ear­lier crops.

From www.pomon­afruits.co.uk; tel: 01255 440410.

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