Belonging to the Strawberry genus (Fragaria x ananassa 'Cambridge Favourite'), Cambridge Favourite is a variety of Strawberry. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Floral white and Naples yellow and Pink lace. When mature, blooms are roughly 1.0 cm (that's 0.39 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Candy apple red and Alizarin crimson. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green and Kelly green colour.
Easy variety to grow in a range of conditions. Good disease resistance. RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner. Heavy cropping, medium-large, pale pink-red conical fruitThis 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. Cambridge Favourite is known for growing with a ground cover-like habit to a height of approximately 20.0 cm (that's 7.8 inches in imperial). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.
United Kingdom is thought to be the country of origin for Cambridge Favourite.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Cambridge Favourite Strawberry is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Control mould as required. Remove old foliage after cropping
Mulch with straw to keep the developing berries off the ground
Pull old leaves off the plant after harvest to encourage fresh growth and let light into the crown
Can be grown from seed, but quicker and free from the runners in late summerSow 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.
Best in sun, on humus rich well drained soil.
Prepare the ground and remove the weeds throughly, as the plants will be in place for a year or two
Pale pink and red, medium to large conical fruit with a good flavour. It is vigorous and heavy cropping
Recommended for jam making