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    They were in 3 bundles, Snadge. May have had a few bonus ones in there too. Can't remember the varieties now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    You must have went for the same offer I have ordered. Earlies mid and late fruiting varieties. Can't remember whether I ordered 12 or 15 mixed plants. Were yours separated into the three varieties or just in a bunch VC?

    I was going to bring some from my old plot but they never did well and were probably virused.
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    Came as 3 separate packs in one box. Look really nice plants. 12 of each. Early mid and late. Was an offer from t and m. Am going to plant in 3 inch pots and keep in cold frame just to get them settled. Once Feb out the way its normally milder down here so will get them in the plot then.
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    I bought a pack 1 year past - October 2017 Planted in 3 beds. They initially looked ok, but the wet spring took about a 1/3rd of them.

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    Starting again, I'd start them off in pots and plant out in the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Shoes View Post
    I bought a pack 1 year past - October 2017 Planted in 3 beds. They initially looked on, but the wet spring took about a 1/3rd of them.

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    Starting again, I'd start them off in pots and plant out in the spring.
    Thanks for that. That's exactly what I feared and why I was thinking of starting in pots.
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    Cold store plants not usually delivered until March, pots in a greenhouse for me, I sank mine in the border soil too to protect the roots from freezing.
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    The first bare rooted strawberries I bought, a good few years back now (Cambridge Favourite) I soaked overnight in teped water to rehighdrate, then potted them on individually in 3 inch pots with a little Blood Fish n bone sprinkled into the potting mix and kept them in the frost free potting shed till they started showing signs of life, nurtured, all 15 made it, then planted them out into the well prepared bed I had already done in early April.

    The said same plants I have taken and rooted the runners from for the last 10 years and are still doing me proud

    Although the are delicious, I have been, and thinking of having a change for the last few years for "Mara Des Bois" as I have read so many raves and reviews about these things!
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    I have some beds which I can cover with glass. The beds are roughly 5 foot X 4 foot. I am thinking maybe five bare rooted strawberry plants per bed? I have 15 plants coming but will probably only plant 10 in two beds and pot up the third batch of five. They are earlies, mids and lates so I think the lates will b the ones I pot up.
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    Plants are Sweetheart,Sonata and Cupid.

    3 VARIETIES EARLY MID AND LATE
    5 PLANTS OF EACH



    EARLY SEASON




    Sweetheart


    Cropping at the same time as Elsanta, Sweetheart has
    attractive berries which are uniformly conic, larger and slightly darker
    than Elsanta, with good skin strength. Sweetheart is far less
    susceptible to bruising than Sonata


    MAIN SEASON

    Sonata



    Sonata is an
    Elsanta - Polka cross that has rapidly become the second
    most widely planted June bearer in the UK.




    LATE SEASON

    Cupid

    Cupid is one of the most interesting varieties to
    emerge from East Malling Research in that it is the
    only selection to carry commercially useful levels of
    resistance to four major diseases, namely Verticillium
    Wilt, Crown Rot, Black Spot and Powdery Mildew
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