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Strawberry, Albion

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High sugar content makes this the perfect dessert strawberry.

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Albion, an everbearing type, is a new variety from California with long, conical, symmetrical; firm fruit bursting with sweetness. Resists Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot and resistance to anthracnose crown rot. US Plant Patent #16228.
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Item #: 16000
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Product properties

Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

4-8

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-36 inches

Fruit Bearing This refers to whether this product produces fruit or not.

Day Neutral

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Perennial

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  • Choose a location with loose, well-drained soil containing plenty of organic matter.
  • Strawberries may also be planted in containers or pyramid gardens, as an edging for flower and shrub borders or in matted beds and rows.
  • To grow in rows, space strawberry plants 18-24 inches apart in rows 3-5 feet apart. Runners will form new plants and eventually form a solid bed.

Planting Bare Root Plants:

  • Soak roots in lukewarm water two hours before planting.
  • Trim roots to 3 inches long and pick off any blossoms or dead leaves.
  • Using a trowel, open a hole large enough to spread roots out without bunching roots.
  • Set plants in the hole so that the crown is level with the surrounding soil line.
  • Press soil firmly against roots.
  • Water frequently until plants are growing vigorously.

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Make sure the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  • Carefully unpot the plant.
  • Set plants so the crown is level with the surround soil line.
  • Back fill the hole with soil and press soil firmly against the root ball.
  • Water frequently until plants are growing vigorously.
  • Apply a light mulch to keep weeds down, conserve moisture and keep fruit clean.
  • After harvest, remove old foliage. Be careful not to injure the crowns.
  • Fertilize beds in early summer and again in September with a balanced fertilizer. Do not fertilize if plants are flowering.
  • Watering is very important in early summer and September. 
  • Note that June-bearing plants produce the second year after planting. Cut all runners off during the first year, leave 2-3 runners the second year.
  • Winter protection for all strawberry varieties is important in most northern areas. Apply a mulch of straw or other loose organic matter 2-3 inches deep over the plants after the ground freezes but before the temperature drops below 20 degrees F. In spring, pull the mulch back into the rows.
  • Pick the fruit as it ripens, when fully red.
  • Pick with a short piece of stalk attached.
  • Regular picking will help keep the plants fruiting.
  • Fruits are best eaten straight off the plants, and may be kept for up to a week in the refrigerator if kept dry. They are also easily frozen, or made into preserves.
Zone
4-8
Sun
Full Sun
Height
12 inches
Spread
24-36 inches
Fruit Bearing
Day Neutral
Life Cycle
Perennial
Genus
Fragaria
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Harvest Season
Summer-Fall
Strawberry, Albion is rated 3.875 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum! These are the sweetest Strawberries I've ever eaten!
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Results Of the 25 bare root plants planted, only one ever produced foliage. The one plant is great, but very disappointed in product.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong plants Bought in time for early spring planting - even with our recent dry summer we've kept them watered and they are producing runners - plants seem hardy and are being some fruit now - early fall - can't wait for spring again
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Ordered 25 bare root plants and received 26. I thought wow that's great but when only 2 plants lived...they could have sent me 30 but if they die what good is it. Disappointed.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed I bought these based upon the reviews of "the best tasting strawberries." In the first year, all bareroots came up (yay!), and I snipped most of the buds in an attempt to promote better root systems. The berries I did get off the plants were not sweet, but what I would consider and average tasting strawberry. Now, in their second year, only a few plants came back- the rest were dead in the ground. I am hoping the produce better fruit this year, otherwise, they're getting ripped out for something better!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tasting Strawberry!!! Can't say enough good about this berry. Prolific bloomer and sweet as honey. Going to add more to my garden next year.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Producing Flowers I got these because of the reviews but my three plants are not producing any flowers. They're producing runners like crazy but zero flowers. I'm disappointed.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful second years Ordered these bareroot for 2014. Tiny plants took off quick and while I was away in the summer they insisted on producing. I came home to a bunch of fat sweet berries. This year they woke up and were rather insistent on producing flowers instead of leaves, but a few flower snips and some Nitrogen are convincing them to concentrate on leaf growth. Grown both in pots and ground, both are doing great. Lots and lots of sugar in these berries. Worth the purchase.
Date published: 2015-03-29
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