Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, Alpine Strawberry, European Strawberry, Fraise des bois)
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, Alpine Strawberry, European Strawberry, Fraise des bois) is a species of flowering plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. It is a herbaceous perennial that is native to Europe, Asia, and North America, and it is also widely cultivated as an ornamental plant and for its fruit.
Wild strawberries typically grow to be about 5-25 cm tall and have trifoliate leaves that are roughly toothed and hairy on both sides. The flowers are white, pink, or reddish in color and are about 1 cm in diameter. They bloom from April to June, depending on the climate and location.
The fruit of Fragaria vesca is a small, red, juicy berry that is sweet and aromatic. The fruit is edible and is often eaten fresh, or used in jams, desserts, and other culinary preparations. Wild strawberries are also an important source of food for various animals, including birds, rodents, and insects.
In addition to its culinary uses, Fragaria vesca has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Its leaves and fruit contain compounds that are believed to have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and diuretic properties. The plant has also been used to treat digestive disorders, skin problems, and respiratory issues. Overall, Fragaria vesca is a beautiful and useful plant that is appreciated for its delicate flowers, tasty fruit, and medicinal properties.
Few Fruits that can Enjoyed by Both Mankind, Puppies and Dogs ! VERY cold hardy, down to Zone 4 !
Botanical Name : Fragaria vesca
Common Name : Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, Alpine Strawberry, European Strawberry, or Fraise des bois
Height : 1-2 ft
Spread : 2-4 ft
Germination Info : Seed will benefit from a short cold stratification up to 30 days
Hardiness zone : 4 and UP
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 80,000