Fragaria vesca
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Fragaria vesca

wild strawberry
alpine strawberry
wood strawberry
fraise de bois

  family rosaceae 
  genus fragaria 

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Genus  Fragaria Species  vesca Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wild strawberry   alpine strawberry   wood strawberry   fraise de bois Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S10350 Data source  MedPl p210;UnFruit pp147-160
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Fragaria vesca can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Fragaria vesca is known as fraise de bois in French.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   diuretic   antidiarrheal   antidysenteric Medicinal parts  Leaves   Fruit Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has an intense wild strawberry flavor. Fragaria vesca is most commonly used fresh. Alpine strawberry (sometimes called wood strawberry and wild strawberry) has herbal applications as an astringent, as a diuretic, as an antidiarrheal and as an antidysenteric. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. The leaves and the fruit are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Beds Crop spacing  6" - 1' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Mar 01 - Nov 30 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Nitrogen Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has an intense wild strawberry flavor
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Fragaria vesca to produce fruit. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 6" apart. Nitrogen is required for optimal growth. Produce is ready from March through November.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Fragaria vesca is an herbaceous perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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