A high-yielding European heirloom variety from the 19th century, producing soft pink strawberries that taste like a mix of bubblegum and berry. This 16th century heirloom increased in popularity in the 1900s and was referenced in Jane Austen's novel 'Emma' by its other name - Haute Bois. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by insects.
Alpine strawberries are easy to grow and do not spread by runners. Fertilise with compost and blood and bone each year. Makes a wonderful, fruiting ground cover. Plant in a mound to improve drainage and water regularly, especially during the growing and fruiting months. Prefers part shade or protection from the hot afternoon sun.