Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #445 (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 00:29:54 EST

In a message dated 2/11/99 5:05:17 AM,

<<ject: Re: [gardeners] alpine strawberries

Alpines are wonderful.  I have been growing Alexandrias for years.  My
children fell in love with this frambois while going to school in Toulouse,
France.  Our little llasha, Poubelle loves to snack on them as they are just
at her height.  She is only 9# of fluff and 90# of attitude.

They over winter nicely here (USDA zone 9) however this year we've had in
excess of 30 nights below 30 deg F.  They spread quite nicely and bloom and
fruit from April to Nov. or so.  I rarely get them into the house as they are
so lovely---the perfume fragrance and unique taste!