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Strawberry, Mara Des Bois

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From France, the perfect variety for a container or raised bed.

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These unstoppable producers are perfect for containers or raised beds. From June until frost, this French variety produces a non-stop harvest of fragrant, lusciously sweet, plump strawberries. US Plant Patent #08517.
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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.

12-15 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-24 inches

Fruit Bearing This refers to the relative season when the plant produces fruit, or if it bears continuously or just once

Day Neutral

Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.

Prostrate

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  • Strawberry Plants

    Strawberry Plants
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
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    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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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
12-15 inches
Spread
12-24 inches
Fruit Bearing
Day Neutral
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Life Cycle
Perennial
Genus
Fragaria
Ornamental Use
Beds
Harvest Season
Spring-Fall
Strawberry, Mara Des Bois is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not one survived shipping? I only got like 23 plants, not 25, and they were mostly runners and roots... Planted them all per the directions and not a single one grew at all. The strawberries I grew from seeds have already outgrown these so I'm just gonna pluck them out and toss them. Extremely disappointed because I was looking forward to these pretty badly. :<
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed with product They were sent a month before our area's frost free date. The bare root plants were sent on Easter weekend, I wasn't home. As soon as I opened them I followed directions to keep them moist but was puzzled because only 3 or 4 had any pale sprouts. I planted them in MiracleGro garden soil in a new 3 tier pyramid. A few showed some greenish sprouts. I covered them when it was frosty. None survived. I don't think they were stored properly at Burpee. I replaced them & new plants bought locally are doing well. I did obtain a refund.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor specimens I bought 25 of the mara des boise strawberry plants and they were very poor specimens consisting of mainly roots and hardly any crowns. If one or two survive I would be surprised.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Patience ! Brought a set (about 24) of this and planted them in strawberry pots. Sadly only 8 survived! These are growing very well and produced few small strawberries this summer. In fact more strawberries are being formed this late in season. Will winterize them in the garage and hopefully they will be more productive this coming year! PS. Tried to take a picture but this option wouldn't allow me!
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing taste was very pleased with the growth and taste of the fruits. I bought them as bare roots and planted them in pots. They grew excellent and the taste of the fruit is extraordinary as I only know from wild Strawberries! They have been baring fruit all summer and in September still blooming and baring fruit.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only 2 Grew! I received your bare root strawberries, planted half in my organic raised bed & gave the other half to my friend, as soon as they arrived. She planted hers within a few days. Of all of those planted, only 2 of my plants grew. May I have a refund for all but 2?
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Productive and delicious We planted these in a gutter in the backyard and they were tolerant of our inattention to watering during the heat of the summer. Over the past 3 weeks, they have really taken off, and the berries are so sweet and delicious.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious flavor and scent! This is the first time I've grown strawberries and I've neglected them horribly. Just pulled away the worst of the weeds to give them a fighting chance and found my first berry of the season. We had to split it five ways so everyone could try it, but the smell was positively unreal and the flavor was amazing. I cannot wait for more to ripen!
Date published: 2016-06-08
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