Red Gauntlet' has a long lasting fruiting season and large fruit. It is a Scottish variety that is well suited to cool and cold climates. 'Red Gauntlet' is often used as a commercial variety because of its heavy cropping and robust plants.
This strong variety has excellent disease resistance, the flavour is quite tart and has a beautiful aroma.
Strawberries are absolutely delicious and grow well in pots, vegetable gardens or ornamental beds.
Strawberries are easy and rewarding to grow.
Strawberries flourish in well drained, fertile soils and need at least six hours sun a day to fruit well. It is a good idea to mulch your Strawberries to help keep the area free of weeds and to lock in the moisture. You should also protect your Strawberries from slugs, snails and birds.
It is remarkable how the taste of home grown strawberries is so much sweeter than the ones from the supermarket.
Fragaria x ananassa
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade