Hecker is part of the Strawberry genus and is a Strawberry variety. Its scientific name is Fragaria x ananassa 'Hecker'. This variety is a Fruit that typically grows as an Biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Hecker is known for growing to a height of approximately 20.0 cm (that's 7.8 inches in imperial).
Hecker Strawberry is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Hecker
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Hecker is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Hecker are Zone 3 and Zone 10. Hecker requires a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 5.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Hecker from seed
Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.0 inches (0.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hecker is a hardy plant.