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Has anyone ever planted a strawberry variety called Anais ?

ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
I should like to know if anyone has planted a strawberry called Anais. Apparently it is an improved variety of Mara des Bois which in turn has a reputation as the finest tasting non alpine strawberry. I should like to know

1] Is it ever- bearing? How long does it crop for? Does it only crop twice or does it continue cropping? When does it end? 

2] Does it crop well and are the berries of a reasonable size?

 than you


  • wheatley.rachelwheatley.rachel Posts: 1
    edited August 2020
    Following! Am planning a new strawberry bed and hoped to use Mara des Bois but Anais sounds very interesting! 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,974
    I planted a strawberry bed 3 years ago.
    I was keen on Mara des Bois but then noticed strawberry Anais and was considering that too.
    I recall that the French plant in excess of 15,000,000 Mara des Bois annually, but no mention of Anais.
    If Anais is an improved version of M des B why aren't the French buying 15,000,000 Anais every year?
    I got Mara des Bois and am very pleased with them.
    When they are deep red and properly ripe, if you can beat the slugs to them they are very special with a powerful perfume and flavour.
    I picked the first M des B on 23 May and they cropped well for 4 ish weeks, then took a pause and started producing again in mid July and still producing well.

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