Strawberries Alpine, Yellow Wonder, Fragaria Vesca
Yellow Wonder is a very productive variety. The fruit is a pale yellow at full ripe and soft. We think it is sweeter than the red varieties. There is a strong wild aroma as well. White or yellow fruiting varieties taste great and the birds tend to ignore the white or yellow fruit.
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