Strawberry 'Cambridge Rival'
Originally bred in the UK in Cambridge, 'Cambridge Rival' was the result of a breeding cross that combine the best of 'Dorset' and 'Early Cambridge', two old varieties from some of the most acclaimed strawberry growing areas in the UK. Once widely available in Australia, newer modern varieties gained favour with strawberry growers, and 'Cambridge Rival' all but disappeared from nurseries. Fortunately, Diggers proudly saved this variety from obscurity to ensure the perpetuity (and health) of this historically important, and we believe, still the best tasting strawberry in Australia.
Fertilise strawberry plants in spring by mulching with compost or well-rotted manure. Plant in a mound to improve drainage and water regularly, especially during the growing and fruiting months and during hot, dry weather.