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Germination of

Fragaria vesca

Sweetheart Alpine Strawberry: Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, Fraises des Bois, Alpine Strawberries

Fragaria vesca

Fragaria vesca seeds can be directly sown outdoors in the fall or early spring. Alternatively, stratify the seeds by placing them in a plastic bag with a mixture of moist sand and peat moss, and storing in the refrigerator for 30-60 days. After stratification, sow the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture and cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil evenly moist and maintain a temperature of 15-20�C. Germination can occur within 2-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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