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    tess
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    Hi, can anyone recommend a good, tasty everbearer please. The choice is bewildering! We’ve got some lovely plants that ripen in late June (don’t know variety sorry we inherited them) so am looking for something to lengthen the season. Many thanks Tess

    #22379

    ladbrokes
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    try cambridge favourite

    #22380

    charles
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     Cambridge Favourite is a June bearing variety (nice fruit!) and barely crops after that, while everbearing ones crop mostly from late August to September, after a smaller crop in June and early July.

    I found Everest was good last year and it is meant to be a ‘climber’ but that is debatable (and clever support is needed).

    #22381

    The french strawberry Garriguette was excellent for me last year. Does anyone know of heritage varieties?

    #22382

    Natures Babe
    Member

    I think flavour depends more on how the strawberries are grown, rather than the variety.
    I have grown quite a few varieties, outside in humus rich soil, after a manure mulch in autumn, in the sunshine, they need enough water, but not too much, and they all taste delicious, far better taste than commercial tunnel grown ones, as my friend remarked today.

    #22383

    TracyM
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    We grew Albion this year, it’s still fruiting well and is delicious. They have been left to do their thing with regular weeding and that’s it, worth a try :0)

    Tracy

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