strawberry 'Symphony' (PBR)

strawberry - late season fruiting

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6 × 9cm pots £35.94 £24.99
9cm pot £5.99
available to order from late summer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy strawberry 'Symphony' (PBR) strawberry - late season fruiting: A late season lovely

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: ready to pick from mid July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, this variety will produce supermarket quality fruits that keep well. They have a uniform shape, well coloured flesh and a very tasty flavour. The plants are strong growing and have a good resistance to mildew.

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Advice on watering strawberry tubs please Hello I bought one of the strawberry tubs shown on your website. I have assembled it and put in the plants. There is a water tube going down the middle of the tub, which waters from the inside all the plants along the length of the tub. When watering, do I fill the tube fully and how often should I do this? I have put the tub in a plastic greenhouse. I would be grateful for your assistance. Thank you Clifford

Clifford Sullivan

Hello Clifford, When watering you can fill this tube up to the top, but then you must let all the excess water drain away from the bottom of the pot. This should be repeated as and when the compost in the planter gets quite dry. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Clifford Sullivan

How do I plant my Strawberries, and Raspberry canes? Hi, I've just take delivery of my order and need some advice please as I haven't grown soft fruit before. The strawberry (Elsanta) runners are bare root plants, and I wanted some advice on how to plant them, - soil type, size of container initially, and any other tips. Also, the 10 raspberry canes (Tulameen) arrived planted in one large pot - please can you advise how I proceed with these. Do they need splitting and separating into individual pots, - or do I leave them together in a single pot? I'm really in the dark as to how to treat these canes, so as much advice as you can give would be really appreciated. Thanks Gillian

Hello Gillian, The strawberries can be planted individually into quite small pots initially (say around 1 or 2lt), but they will be equally happy with several squeezed into a large pot pot filled with John Innes No 2 compost. As for the rasberries, if you want them to grow in a really large pot, then use the same compost as above and separate all the canes. Ideally you should just have 1 cane per pot. Alternatively, if they are going in the ground, you should prepare the planting area well, removing all perennial weeds and adding plenty of well-rotted garden compost or manure. Plant canes 8cm (3in) deep, at 45cm (18in) intervals, carefully spreading out the roots and backfilling with soil. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Strawberry tub and plants I am just about to order the strawberry tub and would like to know which strawberry plants you would recommend for it? Would ordinary peat compost be suitable? William

William Cooper

Hello William, You can use any of the strawberry plants, so try to choose some early, mid and late fruiting types. As for the compost, you can fill it up with John Innes No 2. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Strawberry barrel planting compost? Hello Helen, I have recently bought a strawberry tub and have a query about what compost mixture to fill it with. The instruction leaflet has a heading Compost but doesn't say what compost to use. It does mention a peat one later on in the writing but the first thing it says is "The mixture should consist of two thirds by one third of perlite (20 litres) or coarse grit (20 litres/25 kg)". So do I just get 20 litres of perlite or grit and 40 litres of a peat based compost and then add a slow release fertilizer? Also when do I plant the tub up. Is it now or do I wait until next spring? Thank you

anne barke

Hello There, I am not suprised that you are confused by the instructions as I would be too. I think I will have a chat with our products buyer to see if he can have a word with the supplier to try to make them clearer. Anyway... these planters will hold 50lt of compost, and I would recommend John Innes No 2. We do sell lots of strawberry runners, and the best time to plant these is in the autumn as soon as they arrive. I hope this helps and apologies for any confusion. Helen Plant Doctor

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Hello again, I would recommend you ignore whatever they say in the instructions and just use John Innes compost. Best regards Helen Plant Doctor

anne barke

Hello again, Thanks for your reply. Just to clarify. I put 20 litres of perlite or grit and the other 35 litres as John Innes No 2? Later on in the instructions it mentions peat/sand mix. What is that about? Sorry to be so thick. Regards

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Strawberry maintenance Hi, This summer we planted lots of strawberry plants in pots. We got quite a few strawberries. What do we do now the seasons ended? Many Thanks, Penny

Micklewright, Penny

Hello There, You dont really need to do anything. The strawberry plants will die back in winter and you can then remove any dead foliage. Carry on feeding them for the next couple of weeks and make sure they are watered, but you can cut this right back throughout the winter. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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