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I tried some vertical growing this year, but all the berries seem very small. Could it be the variety or is there something wrong with the growing conditions?
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Looking at the texture of some of the berries, they look like the wild strawberries I have around me growing in my yard. Do you know the variety?
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If they're alpine types, they're supposed to be that way. They can get somewhat bigger, but alpine types get small fruit.
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Many of these types are far superior to the large tasteless ones found in the store.
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They look like cultivated alpines, especially if they're still bearing now (everbearing) vs. spring bearing for the wild woodland types. Probably not any of the native N. American varieties either if they're still blooming.
Alpine fruits are small, but if you have good plants and get enough of them, the jam you can make with them is out of this world. I'm finishing a jar of "Zemblyanka" strawberry jam that I bought at a local Russian grocer which is more like tiny whole alpines in a thick syrup, but I've never tasted such an intense strawberry flavor. I decided I absolutely have to grow them myself.
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Two-thirds of my main bed is now alpines. Have of those are the typical red and the other half are the white or pineapple. Both started bearing in early June and will keep going until frost. Although I currently have them in the ground, they began in pots and were happy as long as I watered them well. I may take out half of the red and replace with the white as they are sweeter.
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