framberry 'Red Dream'
framberry Red Dream
- 3 × 12cm pots
- available to order from spring
- 12cm pot
This plant is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: any soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A breakthrough in breeding has created this amazing new fruit. It looks like a strawberry, but it tastes like a cross between a strawberry and a raspberry.....your taste buds wont believe it!Partially self-fertile, it will produce a bigger crop if planted near other strawberries, and will produce tasty, orange-red fruit in early to midsummer. Cropping times may be brought forward or extended if you are growing them in a greenhouse or cloche tunnel.
- Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Clear all the weeds and dig in lots of well-rotted manure. When planting out, space the plants at 45cm intervals with 75cm between each row and apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plants, being careful to avoid the crown. If training onto a support, tie them in as they start to grow and keep the runners off the ground. If you want to grow them in the more conventional way and let them trail along the ground, then put a thick layer of straw or use strawberry mats under the plants to stop the fruit touching the soil when they are starting to form. Sheets of black plastic mulch can also be used, and it will also help retain soil moisture, reduce weeds and encourage early cropping. These plants are self fertile, however you often get a bigger crop if they are planted near strawberries.