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Strawberry - Mara des Bois

Modern French everbearer variety, recapturing the flavour of the original woodland and alpine varieties. Not the heaviest cropper, but produces its wonderfully flavoured brightly coloured fruit for over 3 months - from mid summer right through into autumn.

Season: July - September

Planting Distance: 40cm (16in)

Approximate Height: 30cm (12in) after 5 years

Strawberries need a sunny site in well drained soil, or plant in a pot or tub using free-draining compost.

They are susceptible to various soilborne diseases so it is important to use fresh soil or compost to avoid infection.