Fragaria x ananassa 'Hecker'Item #8157 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
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This vigorous and hardy everbearing selection offers medium to large berries with outstanding flavor. Produces an abundant crop from early summer until frost, great for fresh eating, preserves and freezing. Attractive addition to the edible garden.
- CareCare InformationPlant the crown at soil level in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. After harvesting, remove old leaves with hand shears. Leave the crown and new leaves untouched to allow sunlight into the center of the plant. Feed again at mid-season.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Requires regular watering. Provide one inch of water per week during growing season.
- History & LoreLore:A day-neutral strawberry that patented (since expired) by UC Berkeley in California, as F. 'CN7' in 1980, originally bred and tested as Cal. 69.141-101 in the 1970's at UC Davis, also in California. Ideal for coastal Southern California as a fall harvest after a summer planting.