What are the pros? Long fruiting, early bearing
What are the cons? Long germination
Don't let the low rating turn you away from these strawberries, they are awesome! These took a LONG time to germinate, so add an 5-7 weeks to your seed starting plans. I got a near 100% germination rate by: 1. cold treating the seeds by putting them on a slightly damp paper towel and in zip top bag with most of the air squeezed out, then place them in a freezer for 2 weeks 2. in a small seed starting tray (I used an egg carton) place 2 seeds per cell right on top of the damp seed starting mix, then place a very light dusting of the mix on top of all the seeds. 3. place the seed starting tray in a warm sunny area, keep the soil damp (I watered from the bottom)
Once they get going they are almost impossible to kill. I had squirrels dig them up several times, birds pluck out several seedlings, and got some kind of disease on two of the six plants, but they still went on to produce a decent harvest of very tasty berries from just 4 months after starting them from seed all the way to fall.
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