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What is the name of the strawberry that Monty Don has in his garden,  described on Gardeners' World last year as half way between an alpine and a standard variety and has an Italian sounding name. Where can one buy the plants

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    It would appear that no one knows-there is one called Florence and another called toscana-about as near to Italian sounding I can find-cannot recall the clip myself but someone might

    In the meantime look here-perhaps something will ring a bell?

    http://www.thompson-morgan.com/public/QLOnline/list?sortBy=productGroupName

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/fruit-veg/montys-favourite-fruit/1105.html

    Scroll down a bit and you'll find ....

    "Strawberry 'Mara des Bois'

    A cross between modern and wild strawberries, it has the advantage of fruiting from July to October, rather than just June and July. Berries are small, but tasty."

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345

    I wasn't going to grow strawberries in this new garden - but having read about these, I've changed my mind and ordered some from Ken Muir.  

    I'm thinking warm ripe strawberries for breakfast on a sunny morning image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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