Top 5... strawberries
Our selection of varieties will ensure you’re picking bumper crops over a longer season
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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