Giant Strawberry variety now in Stock
They have all of the sweet, juicy goodness of regular-sized strawberries, just more of it! This delicious variety, the Senga Gigana, is easy to grow and exceptionally rewarding when you harvest your massive red berries. Each giant strawberry is about the size of a chicken egg, with a diameter of around 5 centimetres. They get pretty white flowers.
Giant Strawberry variety are bursting with flavour and nutrients. They have very high amounts of vitamin C, which makes them excellent for boosting the immune system and fighting the signs of ageing. They have vitamin B, manganese, potassium, and antioxidants too. Giant strawberries are so versatile. They can be enjoyed fresh, tossed into yoghurt or smoothies, slathered in cream or ice-cream, added to fresh salads, or turned into jam. They attract birds to your garden, as they love snacking on these sweet treats.
Below are a few plants that are beneficial to grow with your strawberry plants:
Bush Beans: Repels beetles and helps provide nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which can fertilize and increase the yield of strawberries.
Borage: Borage plants deter insect pests that can damage a strawberry patch. The herb also attracts bees, which can make pollination in the whole garden more robust and productive.
Caraway: Caraway draws insects that feed on pests harmful to strawberries.
Lupin: Like bush beans, repels beetles and helps with nitrogen fixing.
Asparagus: Asparagus and strawberries are natural companions. Both plants begin to grow immediately after the last frost. The two plants root on different levels and maximize nutrient return.
Other popular companion plants for strawberries are horseradish, rhubarb, lettuce, marigolds, onions, chives, sage, and spinach.
You can even expect your strawberry plants to control weeds if planted around horseradish, rhubarb, and asparagus.
To purchase visit our online shop and if you buy 5 or more the price is R20 each. Click on the picture and scroll for planting information https://www.justberryplants.co.za/product-category/fruit-trees/strawberry-plants-giant/
It is a great time to plant Giant strawberries this gives the plants ample time to get established before warm weather arrives again. Place them just deep enough into the soil to cover the roots with about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm.), leaving the crowns exposed.
They produce many runners so you will never run out of plants and strawberries. Cut the runners when they have a root and preferrably pop them into a pot with potting soil, vermiculite and fertiliser to establish themselves before planting into the garden or a large r container.
To control bugs use an organic product like NEEM OIL. Use it every 10 days to 2 weeks as a preventative.