Strawberry Alpine, 'White Soul'
White Soul is a white fruiting variety that has been around for several years. The fruit is among the largest white fruit produced by alpines.It tends to be a very strong grower and top producer. This variety will "fool the birds". They don't go after the fruit as much as they do for red 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.
Growing Alpine Strawnerries:
Alpine Strawberries are the ideal patio or balcony garden and look nice in woodland settings or along pathways too!
Alpine Strawberries are easy to grow but like consistent moisture, mulching and feeding several times during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. They have shallow roots.
Unlike the commonly cultivated strawberry (Fragaria ✕ ananassa), most varieties of alpine strawberries do not self-propagate by sending out runners.
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