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Fragaria x ‘ananassa’

Fragaria x ananassa is a hybrid of New World natives F. chiloensis and F. virginiana. Jefferson grew a related species F. vesca, or Alpine Strawberry, which he described in a letter to James Monroe as one of the "three objects which you should endeavor to enrich our country with." With a reputation as being easy to grow and hardy in winter, F. x ananassa is common in nurseries today and several varieties are available.

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Growth Type: 
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
April 22, 2002 to May 31, 2002April 11, 2003 to May 28, 2003April 23, 2004 to May 25, 2004April 29, 2005 to May 27, 2005April 28, 2006 to May 19, 2006April 13, 2007 to May 15, 2007April 24, 2009 to May 11, 2009April 25, 2016 to May 26, 2016April 22, 2019 to May 20, 2019April 20, 2021


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