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Strawberry 'Temptation'

Fragaria x ananassa

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'Temptation' is a Strawberry variety in the Strawberry genus with a scientific name of Fragaria x ananassa.

This is an everbearing alpine strawberry that yields over a long harvest season. Large fruited, easy to grow, with good fruit flavour, colour and firmness. Vigorous but compact growth is excellent for hanging baskets or patio containers. Well suited to short season climates. Colour is dark red in the first season. Produces very few runners 1. This is one of those rare strawberry varieties that can be grown from seed. Tough and resilient in relation to pest and diseases. High yield over late spring through to late summer/early autumn.

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. Temptation is known for growing to a height of approximately 20.0 cm (that's 7.8 inches in imperial).

Temptation Strawberry is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Temptation have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Temptation

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To avoid disease build-up, grow strawberries in a different plot every three years 1. If in spring, de-blossom the plants in the first season to enable their roots to establish 1. When watering, do not wet the fruits, as they will develop botrytis, so use a watering can, and gently water near the crowns 1. Do not use a hosepipe, as it will spray the fruits, and disease will follow. Plants should be mulched in the winter 1. After the final harvest, tuck any spare runners into the row to fill in gaps or replace old plants 1. Remove any unwanted runners. Cut back the remaining foliage to about 10cm (4in) above the crown to allow the new leaves to come through 1. Water thoroughly and feed with a multi-purpose fertiliser 1. Only apply (liquid) fertiliser when flowers begin to appear.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Temptation is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Temptation are Zone 3 and Zone 10. Ideally plant in loamy and clay soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Temptation likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Temptation from seed

Sow 0.0 inches (0.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Temptation

Crowns should be at soil level, 40cm (16in) apart in the row with 1m (3ft) between the rows 1. Many gardeners grow strawberries through black polythene to keep the fruit off the soil. This also suppresses weeds, conserves water and stops soil splashing on the fruit. Otherwise, tuck straw or stones under the developing trusses 1.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Temptation is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Temptation

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