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Fragaria daltoniana - J.Gay.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests, shrubberies and shady banks, 2000 - 3600 metres from Uttar Pradesh to Sikkim[51]. Meadows on mountain tops, thickets at elevations of 3360 - 5000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Fragaria daltoniana


Fragaria daltoniana

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Fragaria daltoniana is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Jun to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

F. sikkimensis.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[105, 272]. Virtually flavourless[1, 177]. The globose fruit can be up to 2.5cm x 1.5cm[200].

Medicinal Uses



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Febrifuge.

The juice of the rot is used in the treatment of fevers[272].

Other Uses

A good ground cover plant spreading rapidly by means of surface stolons[K].

Cultivation details

Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates semi-shade though fruit production will be reduced. A very vigorous plant, spreading by means of runners. Fruits have only been produced occasionally on our trial ground in Cornwall, possibly because all the plants are the same clone[K].

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. Division of runners, preferably done in July/August in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop[200]. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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