An unusual, hard-to-find strawberry, Fraises des Bois is also called Alpine strawberry. The meaning of the name is "berries of the woods". The small berries are so full of the finest flavors that other strawberries cannot compete. Gourmet chefs throughout the world search for this delicious fruit to garnish their food. One Fraises des Bois strawberry plant will continuously produce fruit from the beginning of the summer until the frost; it is a SUPER EVERBEARING strawberry plant. Flowers and fruit appear at the same time, making this plant an excellent choice for a groundcover or border plant that also provides delicious fresh fruit. Alpine strawberries also make super strawberry jam. The plants grow in a pyramidal mound shape, and produce no runners. The deep red fruit is conical and small, a little over 1" long. The highly aromatic fruit is sweet without acidity when ripe. Fraises des Bois strawberry plants are an excellent choice for container gardens. Ever bearing. Hardiness zones 5-8.
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