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Fragaria x ananassa 'Honeoye'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (257520)

Plant details

There are many summer varieties of large-fruited strawberry, divided into early (and second early or early mid-season) varieties such as 'Honeoye', mid-season types, and late kinds. There are also perpetual varieties which crop irregularly all summer and autumn. All crop well for about three to four years, after which yields decline and plants then need to be propagated. Rich well-manured soil is essential, together with ample water during flowering and fruiting. Plants may be cloched for earlier harvest, and should be netted against birds and squirrels. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Fragaria

Species: x ananassa

Cultivar: Honeoye

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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