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Fragaria orientalis - Lozinsk.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests and open slopes, especially on stony surfaces[74]. Meadows on mountain slope, in the shade of forest trees at elevations of 600 - 4000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Eastern Siberia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Fragaria orientalis


Fragaria orientalis

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Fragaria orientalis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen from Jun to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[105, 177]. Sweet and succulent. The fruit is about 5mm wide[266].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates semi-shade though fruit production will be reduced. Plants like a mulch of pine or spruce leaves[18]. A vigorous plant, spreading quickly by means of runners[K]. Plants flower freely with us, but have not as yet fruited at our Cornwall trial ground, possibly because they are all one clone[K].

Propagation

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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Lozinsk.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

   Dec 31 2010 12:00AM

I am growing a variety of orientalis named 'Eater'. The plants grow very strong with larger and thicker leaves than the standard garden hybrids or the wild types. The fruit has a very distinct taste different from any I've tasted. It's hard to describe. These plants produced a crop in spring an another in fall. I took photos but have not yet published them.

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