Fragaria x ananassa 'Diamante'Item #7152 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Known for large fruit size, exceptional fruit quality and excellent sweet flavor, Diamante is ideal for eating fresh or using in preserves or pies, and is a popular choice for chocolate covered strawberries. This high yielding, day-neutral selection provides a bountiful harvest from spring through frost. Semi-evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fra-GAY-ri-a a-NAN-ass-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsYarrow (Achillea); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Catmint (Nepeta); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Blackberry (Rubus)
- 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 often.
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