Fragaria ananassa, F. vesca

How to plant Strawberry seeds

Toscana strawberry cone shaped fruit, deep pink flowers.

Why Grow Strawberries?

    Strawberry plants are beautiful: Strawberries are one of the best ornamental edible plants to grow in containers, especially hanging baskets.

    Kid friendly: Growing and sampling strawberries brings inspiration to budding young gardeners.

    So much more delicious than store-bought: If you have eaten a just-picked, sun-warmed, ripe strawberry, you know why.

    Strawberries are perennials: Count on multiple seasons of bountiful harvests.

Toscana strawberry cone shaped fruit, deep pink flowers. VG14040

TOSCANA Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa

Large 1½-2 in. dark pink flowers from May until frost. Deep red, cone-shape, sugary, juicy and delicious summer fruit. Fruit sets on mother plant and along runners. Toscana produces up to 2 pounds of strawberries per plant. Vigorous growing to 8-10 in. tall and 12-18 in. wide, with runners to 3 ft. long. A showy, productive, totally sweet choice for containers, flower beds, or vegetable gardens. A Fleuroselect FleuroStar award winner.

10 seeds - $5.99

A brilliant deep red Ruby Ann strawberry flower. VG16011

RUBY ANN Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa

Ruby Ann is the showiest strawberry for hanging baskets. Plants are covered in waves of very early, brilliant ruby red flowers . Blooms are followed by medium size, mild, sweet fruits. Flowers and fruit are produced all summer long.

10 seeds - $5.99

Strawberry Tristan - Fragaria x ananassa - vegetable seeds. VG01201

TRISTAN Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa

Compact, early flowering and nearly runner-less, day neutral, ever-bearing, high-yielding plants. Grows 9-12 in. tall, spreads 18-24 in. wide. Spring and summer is covered in masses of deep rose flowers. Mid-size fruits sweet and tasty, ripen steadily all summer. An outstanding ornamental edible perfect for hanging baskets, pots, or in ground planting.

10 seeds - $5.99

Merlan Strawberry plants covered in pink flowers and red fruits. VG00051

MERLAN Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa

Beautiful pink spring flowers are followed by red, delicious, sweet berries which are higher in vitamin C content than most strawberries. Fruit appears in waves throughout the summer. Plants are compact, early flowering and produces few or no runners.

10 seeds - $5.99

Loran strawberry, deep green leaves, no runners, white flowers. VG09106

LORAN Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa

Compact, early flowering, ever-bearing strawberries with deep green leaves and little to no runners. The beautiful white flowers appear in waves throughout the season, are followed by large deep red and delicious berries from May onwards.

10 seeds - $5.99

Pikan strawberry, glossy leaves, pink flowers. VG11867

PIKAN Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa

Vigorous and compact, early and heavy blooming, day neutral plants with deep, glossy green foliage and some runners. Pikan's beautiful pink flowers set sweet, tasty mid-size fruits, from late spring through early fall. One of the best ornamental edibles, Pikan is an excellent performer both in containers, and the garden.

10 seeds - $5.99

Strawberry Temptation - Fragaria ananassa - vegetables seeds VG11397

TEMPTATION Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa

An ideal strawberry for hanging baskets or containers, these vigorous, nearly runnerless plants produce large, luscious dark red 2 in. berries beginning in early to mid-summer and continue fruiting until frost.

50 seeds - $2.49

Fresca strawberry bright red VG00204

FRESCA Strawberry (OP) Fragaria x ananassa

This is the best seed grown, open pollinated traditional strawberry. The delicious 1 in. berries appear all summer long on compact, runner-less plants. Perfect for containers or raised beds. For the fastest crop start seeds indoors in winter and plant outside in spring.

20 seeds - $1.99

Alpine Strawberries

Where Alpine Strawberries lack in size, they make up with an intense, mouthwatering flavor. Grow in full sun, or part shade if you live in a hot summer climate. Alpine strawberries do not produce runners. Pick when fruit is deep red and a little soft to the touch.

Strawberry Alpine Mignonette vegetable seeds VG01250

MIGNONETTE Alpine Strawberry (OP) Fragaria vesca

Plants are compact, vigorous, heavy blooming and runnerless. Berries are bright red, fragrant, delicious, and are produced from spring through fall. Will often naturalize in partly shaded, regularly watered areas of the garden. Superb in containers. In France, Mignonette is the strawberry most often used to garnish champagne.

100 seeds - $2.49

Yellow Wonder alpine strawberry white yellow berries. VG00301

YELLOW WONDER Alpine Strawberry (OP) Fragaria vesca

Tasty white-yellow berries that do not attract birds. Grows 6-8 in. tall. Rare.

50 seeds - $2.49

Alexandria alpine strawberry in window box planter. VG02203

ALEXANDRIA Alpine Strawberry (OP) Fragaria vesca

Organically grown. Improved selection features fruits twice the size of wild berries. Compact, heavy blooming, runner-less perennials produce large amounts of fragrant and tasty strawberries continuously from spring through fall. Will often naturalize in partly shaded, well watered areas of your garden. Superb in containers.

50 seeds - $2.49

Strawberry Recipe:

Delight your tastebuds with a Strawberry Pepper Salsa

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How to Plant Strawberry Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Traditional Strawberries: Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60-65°F., germination averages 21-30 days. Transplant into the garden, 12 in. apart.

Alpine Strawberries: Sow in cell packs or flats, press into soil, barely cover. Cover flat with newspaper to exclude light; keep out of direct sun. Kept at 60°F., germination is in 2-5 weeks. Transplant 1 ft. apart.

Grower Tip: To encourage larger, more vigorous and bountiful plants, you may remove the first flush of flowers.