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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


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

    Latin Name

    Fragaria x ananassa


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May - 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

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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