'Elvira' is a Strawberry variety in the Strawberry genus with a scientific name of Fragaria x ananassa.
Elvira is a heavy cropping strawberry, producing large, soft fruit. Particularly good for growing under glass or in plastic tunnels. Very good flavour.
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. Elvira is known for growing to a height of approximately 20.0 cm
(that's 7.8 inches in imperial).
Elvira 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 Elvira have been kindly provided by our members.
How to grow Elvira
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Elvira is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Elvira 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 Elvira likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Elvira from seed
Aim to sow 0.0 inches (0.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 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 Elvira is a hardy plant.