Green Strawberry (Fragaria viridis)

Perennial
F. collina.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Green Strawberry
Fragaria viridis
Rosaceae

An excellent ground cover plant, spreading vigorously by means of surface stolons and forming a dense carpet[K]. It grows well amongst shrubs but can out-compete smaller plants[K].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit – raw or cooked[74, 177]. The fruit are greenish-tinged with red and are sweet and succulent with a rich musky pineapple-like flavour[183]. Absolutely delicious, though they are not produced very freely[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. Division of runners, preferably done in July/August in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop[200]. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates semi-shade though fruit production will be reduced when plants grow in such a position. This species is closely related to F. vesca[200]. Plants are sometimes dioecious. In this case, male and female plants will be needed if fruit and seed is required.
Europe.

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.