Alpine Strawberry "Yellow Wonder" - Tiny Pineapple-Flavored strawberries
This Alpine Strawberry sports beautiful yellow fruits, these bonsai-sized berries are packed with a pineapple flavor. Their unique creamy yellow color are a sharp contrast to their red cousins but they are virtually invisible to your local neighborhood birds!
Very productive variety, the fruit is tasty with the "melt in your mouth" flavor and a strong aroma.
The compact, heavy blooming, runner-less perennial plants produce large amounts of fragrant and tasty strawberries continuously from spring through fall. Space the plants at least 18" apart or use a very large container for maximum production. Superb in containers. Will often naturalize in partly shaded well watered areas of your garden.
Day-neutral, grows best in zones 5-8, but will tolerate colder climates with heavy mulching. Fruit production will be sporadic the first fall, but will start to produce from the second year on wards. Plant has compact growth and spreads by increasing its root mass, not by runners.
All strawberries up until the mid 1700's were all of the alpine or wood type; being very small, highly aromatic and having much more flavor than would be thought possible for their size. These characteristics are what made them so remarkable, along with their intense sweetness. Other names include timber strawberry, woodland strawberry, and wild strawberry.
A gourmet delight, these "fraises des bois" of legend, date to the 1700's. Great in fruit salads, on cereal, stirred into chocolate-chip cookies, or on top of cheesecake. Simmered in a little sugar they can be used to infuse teas and vinegars.
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Grew these in Silver Spring,MD zone 7 and they are easy to establish and are like the gift that keeps giving. Wait until they are creamy white and plump to pick. Birds and squirrels haven’t caught one to these treats and leave more for me. I will plant many more next year