Fragaria x ananassa 'Albion' Plant Patent #16,228Item #6835 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
The perfect dessert strawberry due to its high sugar content! Bursting with sweetness, this newer everbearing selection is distinguished by its conical, symmetrically shaped fruit with firm texture and superior flavor. Albion is high yielding, tolerates heat and humidity, and has excellent disease resistance. May remain evergreen in frost-free areas.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fra-GAY-ri-a a-NAN-ass-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Edible, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Improved Disease Resistance, Pet Friendly, Showy FruitFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsBlueberry (Vaccinium); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea)
- CareCare InformationThrives in organically rich, fertile, well-drained soil that is evenly moist but not soggy; plant with crown at soil level in a sunny but sheltered location. After harvest, prune away old, faded foliage; leave crown and new foliage intact to allow sunlight into the center of the plant. Apply fertilizer in early spring and again in midsummer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.