strawberry 'Sonata' (PBR)

strawberry Sonata - mid season fruiting

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Buy strawberry 'Sonata' (PBR) strawberry Sonata - mid season fruiting:

This plant is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Other features: tasty, orange-red fruit (late-June to mid-July) Cropping times may be brought forward or extended if you are growing them in a greenhouse or cloche tunnel.
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bumper crops of large fruits that have a deliciously sweet taste and firm flesh, can be harvested from late june on this recently introduced strawberry. It is said to have a much lower incidence of producing misshapen fruits than many other types.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Clear all the weeds and dig in lots of well-rotted manure. When planting out, space the plants at 45cm intervals with 75cm between each row and apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plants, being careful to avoid the crown. If training onto a support, tie them in as they start to grow and keep the runners off the ground. If you want to grow them in the more conventional way and let them trail along the ground, then put a thick layer of straw or use strawberry mats under the plants to stop the fruit touching the soil when they are starting to form. Sheets of black plastic mulch can also be used, and it will also help retain soil moisture, reduce weeds and encourage early cropping.

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