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alpine strawberry, regina di valli

Strawberry Alpine, Regina di Valli/ Reine de Vallees (Red), Fragaria Vesca

$5.50
Regina delle Valli in Italian means "Queen of the Valleys". It is the same as the French Reine des Vallees. Whatever the name, this cultivar is THE standard in Europe for alpine strawberries. The major fruit exporting growers grow this variety exclusively.
There is a reason it's the standard overseas. The fruit has excellent taste and aroma and the plants are VERY productive. It is said to be ahead of Alexandria in productivity and as good as Mignonette for flavor and aroma.
These delicious gourmet fruits are well behaved in the garden and are remarkably easy to grow.
Alpine Strawberries are  perennial  strains of wild or woodland strawberries. The plants develop gracefully, are very ornamental and ideal edging plants for garden paths or beds and look good in rockeries. They look great in pots and hanging gardens too.
Alpine strawberries were once a common medicinal herb used for diarrhea, inflammation of the liver, treating wounds, for aching throat, gout to name a few. All parts of the plant were used for different ailments.
It is said that alpine strawberry flowers add a mild, strawberry-like flavor if sprinkled on salads or when used as a garnish for drinks and desserts - I prefer harvesting the fruit though.
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C to USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C

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