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fragaria x ananassa Hokowase


  • fruit Nov – (?Dec) Feb
    Herbaceous Perennial Size: 15cm H x 25cm W
  • ✔ Ideal for Containers, Hanging baskets or Garden Beds.
  • Full Sun
  • 30cm. apart
  • Well Drained, moist and friable
  • Keep soil moist but not too wet.
    *Give the strawberries 1" to 1-1/2" of water per week. During the first summer, fertilize the strawberries twice using 10-10-10 fertilizer. It is essential to keep the berry patch well weeded. Add a generous layer of mulch to control weeds and conserve moisture.
    To protect the berries from birds, cover the plants with bird netting as soon as the berries start to form. In cold climates, add a thick layer of winter mulch in late fall to protect the plants from freeze damage. In early spring, pull back the mulch from the plants.
  • Fertilising: Prepare the soil with poultry manure or compost plus a ration of mixed fertiliser.
  • Mulch with an organic material such as straw or lay black plastic to prevent weeds, this will also maintain an even soil temperature and prevent moisture loss in summer.
  • After flowering starts, feed with a liquid fertiliser every few weeks.
  • Pruning: Remove old dead leaves and trim straggly roots before planting.
  • Dislikes Frosts and Hot Winds.
  • Pests: Snails, Slugs, Aphids, Thrip and Red Spider Mites. Treat as required.
    General Information: There are several varieties of strawberries, some suited to warmer climates (Torrey) or cooler climates (Red Gauntlet).
  • Tips: To obtain a third crop of fruit, prune plants to 2cm above the crown once the second crop has finished.
    Fruit should be clean and brightly coloured when picking with no sign of soft spots or mould. Look for a green stem cap and avoid fruit with white or green areas.
    *Purchase only Certified Virus Free Strawberry runners and for best results
    discard plants after 3 years and replace with new Virus Free runners in a different area of the garden.

This planting is in the Potager Raised beds garden .


Latest Milestone Harvesting

Quantity: 20

Plant Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 2823
Variety Hokowase 7


Care Instructions

Ensure a rough distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.0 inches (0.0 cm) when sowing directly.

Strawberry 'Hokowase' can grow to a height of approximately 7.8 inches (that's 20.0 cm in metric) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden has full sun light which is ideal for Strawberry 'Hokowase'.

Remember to water often.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (10) is within the ideal range for Strawberry 'Hokowase'. The recommended range is between Zone 3 and 10.

Strawberry 'Hokowase' tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.

More information about fragaria x ananassa Hokowase is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All fragaria x ananassa Hokowase Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

19.0 item

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 26 Jan 2019

    Harvesting day 2583

    one small.

    1.0 x item

  • 10 Dec 2018

    Growing day 2536

  • 08 Dec 2018

    Moved day 2534

    Finished planting out newer plants from pots.

  • 01 Dec 2018

    Moved day 2527

    From poly boxes. To Middle raised bed.

  • 03 Apr 2018

    Fruiting day 2285

    Third crop coming on some plants. Others dead.

  • 03 Apr 2018

    Harvesting day 2285

    1.0 x item

  • 06 Jan 2018

    Fruiting day 2198

    Hit by 40 heat yesterday. Some flowers dried off. Need to use shade cloth.

  • 06 Jan 2018

    Harvesting day 2198

    1.0 x item

  • 04 Jan 2018

    Harvesting day 2196

    2.0 x item

  • 30 Dec 2017

    Flowering day 2191

    On tall stems. Lots of water.

  • 23 Dec 2017

    Flowering day 2184

    Second crop.

  • 23 Dec 2017

    Flowering day 2184

    Second crop.

  • 19 Aug 2017

    Flowering day 2058

    Need to tidy them and plant runners. Many have self planted in middle bed.

  • 11 Jan 2016

    Fruiting day 1472

  • 04 Dec 2015

    Harvesting day 1434

    3.0 x item

  • 28 Nov 2015

    Harvesting day 1428

    5.0 x item

  • 08 Nov 2015

    Harvesting day 1408

    1.0 x item

  • 06 Nov 2015

    Harvesting day 1406

    Attacked by ants!

    2.0 x item

  • 01 Nov 2015

    Harvesting day 1401

    1.0 x item

  • 31 Oct 2015

    Harvesting day 1400

    1.0 x item

  • 30 Oct 2015

    Harvesting day 1399

    First one – delicious

    1.0 x item

  • 30 Oct 2015

    Fruiting day 1399

    Not all, mainly front row.

  • 11 Oct 2015

    Fertilising day 1380

    old leaves cut off, back row moved to centre, tomato food, lucerne.

  • 11 Oct 2015

    Mulching day 1380

    old leaves cut off, back row moved to centre, tomato food, lucerne.

  • 06 Oct 2015

    Flowering day 1375

  • 02 Aug 2015

    Budding day 1310

  • 22 Jul 2015

    Moved day 1299

    Potager East garden > Raised beds garden 26 plants from 6. Back rows.

  • 20 Feb 2015

    Growing day 1147

    Need to be moved into raised beds or pots for next year.

  • 20 Feb 2015

    Reviewed day 1147

    Lots of lush growth but not many berries.

    1 stars

  • 19 Nov 2014

    Fruiting day 1054

    Burt millipedes are in the fruit!

  • 30 Jul 2014

    Growing day 942

  • 01 Jan 2012

    Sown day 1

  • 31 Dec 2011

    Sown day 0


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