Eaten since the Stone Age, wild strawberries are known to help the nervous system, fight fatigue, and crack down on skin aging. Wild strawberry fruit is strongly flavored and grown for domestic use as an ingredient for jam, sauces, liqueurs, cosmetics, and alternative medicine.
Sprouts in: 1 - 3 weeks
Harvest in: 12 - 18 weeks
- Wild Strawberry is heat-sensitive and grows best at 18 - 26 °C / 64 - 79 °F.
Wild Strawberry can be a bit slow to germinate. Usually germinates in 2 weeks, but it might need up to 3 weeks.
- As the plant is especially sensitive to overwatering, we recommend keeping a close eye on the water level indicating float when adding water to the tank - the float should always remain below the garden surface. Also, we recommend using regular tap water, not filtered water.
If multiple seeds germinate per pod, leave up to two seedlings to grow per pod to ensure enough space and nutrients for the plants to grow. You can find a guide to thinning here: How to thin your plants?
Once your Wild strawberry is flowering, the blossoms need to be pollinated.
To help blossoms pollinate, gently shake your plant or use a clean paintbrush to move pollen from one blossom to the next. You can pollinate with your fingertip as well. A guide to pollination can be found here: How to pollinate your plants?
Wild Strawberry needs a lot of time to make fruits, starting from 80 days. Fruits ripen gradually. Caring for the plant during this time consists of cleaning the plant from wilted leaves and dead flowers.
If your plant has given you the first harvest and it’s starting to look ugly, just cut off old leaves and fruit stems from the bottom of the stem, new green leaves and flowers will appear shortly and you will have new berries soon.
If you need space for new pods, you may replant Strawberry plants to bigger containers, or why not to flowerbeds outdoors, it will grow again and bear fruits even in hardy climates.