An early fruiting variety of wild strawberry Baron von Solemacher has tasty red fruits which can be up to 25mm in diameter. Perennial by nature Baron von Solemacher was first offered by F.C. Heinemann of Germany in 1935 and will eventually mature to approx.25cm by 25cm. Wild strawberry Baron von Solemacher is very hardy and plants will flower and fruit from late spring until the first frosts. First fruits may develop as quickly as 3 months after sowing. The berries, rich in iron, vitamin C and potassium, are sweet and succulent with an exquisite flavour and aroma. Fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked and made into jams, tarts or puddings. Prefers a fertile, well drained moisture retentive soil but is not fussy whether conditions are acid or alkaline. Best in full sun or light shade but can tolerate semi-shade although this will reduce fruit production. Wild strawberry Baron von Solemacher is excellent along woodland edges where it seems to thrive when mulched by leaves. SOWING INSTRUCTIONS Optimum Germination Temp: 15 degrees C Sowing Depth: 0.2cm Sowing dates: Indoors April-May Transplant to Garden: May-June Plant spacing: 40cm Full sun Harvest: June-September Seeds per packet (approx.): 350 IMMEDIATE DESPATCH All our items are checked and inspected visually before packing. If the item you ordered is damaged on arrival please advise us immediately.