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15/02/2013 at 11:52

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

16/02/2013 at 18:30

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

 

16/02/2013 at 18:35

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."

20/02/2013 at 06:58

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 

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