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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    These easy to grow and delicious fruits are hardy and vigorous producers.

    Latin Name

    Fragaria x ananassa


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruits
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May

    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 0.75'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    Winthrop Sargent wrote to Washington in 1798, "I send you a few Seed of the Scarlet Alpine Strawberry which in my Garden produces most excellent Fruit during all the Summer and Autumn and which have not been till lately known to me in America-- for twenty Years I was unsuccessfully essaying to procure it."


    Other Details

    Pollinator
    Grown by Washington
    Sold at Mount Vernon

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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