High sugar content makes this the perfect dessert strawberry.
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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.
Zone4-8SunFull SunHeight1 feetSpread2-3 feetFruit BearingDay NeutralLife CyclePerennialGenusFragariaOrnamental UseBeds, Borders, ContainerHarvest SeasonSummer-Fall
Strawberry, Albion is rated out of 5 by 11.Rated 5 out of 5 by CathyJean 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: 2015-08-25Rated 2 out of 5 by Purpleindigo 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: 2015-06-05Rated 5 out of 5 by S0rceress0 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: 2015-03-29Rated 5 out of 5 by WillyC from Wonderful Flavor and Production Grew these strawberries both in pots and in a raised row. Picked flowers off until July and from then on had wonderful production. Lots of runners allowed us to fill out our rows so next year will be even better. After the first crop for us in August, had a bit of a lull in production but from mid-September all the way to the first week of November, kept picking strawberries by utilizing a row cover. The flavor and size of these berries is phenomenal. Anxious to see the crop from all the parent and daughter plants for next year.Date published: 2015-02-01Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaymich29 from Second year with the Albion strawberries. Gaaaa! They are out of stock!! You snooze you lose... This is the second year with my Albion strawberry plants. I ordered bare roots last year, and sadly snipped all the blooms in hopes of a better harvest as stated in blogs, and extension websites. Spring 2014 and my Strawberry plants woke up and took off! They are beautiful, green and glossy. They started getting blooms very quickly. I already have dozens of berries in various stages of ripeness. They are out performing the Ozark Beauty berries I purchased from a local garden center, that are the recommended variety for my region. The kids loved the taste of the berries as did I. They were good and sweet. I live in NE Oklahoma, and they did well in the summer heat. I would recommend this strawberry.Date published: 2014-05-10Rated 1 out of 5 by GIAG from Disappointed!! I couldn't wait to get these bareroots, but was greatly disappointed upon receiving them. They were very, very tiny. The tiniest bareroots I have ever had shipped. I was fuming! And still.... I however proceeded to plant them out. Some of the crowns with leaves forming turned brown within a few days, and some just didn't gain any leaf at all. I am greatly disappointed! I chose Burpee (my usual suppliers didn't have any) thinking I would get quality plants, considering they have been around for quite some time. Disappointed!! To make matters worst, everyone else is out of this variety.Date published: 2014-05-07Rated 5 out of 5 by Krista from You won't find a better strawberry than the Albion Great for canning. I'm sold. First time making strawberry jam. We can't buy store jam anymore. They have a very sweet flavor. Blows away anything you can buy in the store. They are large in size. They are heavy producers. Disease resistant. We've had the albion for 2 years now and love them. They keep giving and giving well into the season when others typically quit.Date published: 2013-10-30Rated 5 out of 5 by StefandEric from Good first year! I just got these this year, and they have produced berries and runners. I'm not experienced at growing strawberries, but only a few of the plants died (mainly due to running out of suitable planting spaces.). The berries have been tasty and pretty.Date published: 2013-06-30