Red and Yellow Wonder Blend Strawberry Seeds

4.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Homegrown alpine strawberries are bushels above store-bought whose flavor can't compare. Wonder Blend bears small red or light yellow, intensely fragrant fruits from late spring/early summer on, taking a break in hot weather. Plants don't have runners, so they won't meander, making them a tidy, delicious border or container contender. If started indoors, you can expect fruit the first year. Replace every 3 years for best production or add a few new plants annually. Perennial in USDA zones 5–9.
$1.99 50 Mg (~130 seeds)

Botanical Name: Fragaria vesca

Family: Rosaceae

Native: North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5–9

Plant Dimensions: 8"–10" tall and wide

Variety Information: Red and Yellow Wonder Blend are alpine strawberries, individual plants producing either red or creamy yellow fruit up to 1" long. Plants may reseed.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Afternoon shade is beneficial in hot climates.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 8 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED for first year fruit. 14 to 16 weeks before your average last frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60°–75°F.

Days to Emerge: 15 –30 Days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A group of 8 – 10 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 24"

Thinning: When plants have 2 sets of leaves, thin to 1 every 12"

Special Care: Light aids germination; sow shallowly.

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Red and Yellow Wonder Blend Strawberry Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Great Germination

5 out of 5 stars Feb 10, 2022
Sowing indoors with grow lights. All the seeds I used have germinated very quickly! I am stoked for these strawberries. I used a heat mat as well, but removed it soon after germination so they wouldn't get leggy.
Marli from UT

Great Germination Rate

5 out of 5 stars Feb 12, 2022
All the seeds I planted resulted in successful seedlings. They came up in 8 days.
Samantha from OK

Great germination

5 out of 5 stars Mar 27, 2022
This is my first time attemlt at growing strawberries and I am so pleased with these seeds. Germination was on schedule and I now have beautiful, healthy little strawberry plants that will soon be moved to a grow bag. Today I spotted the first flower! Great seeds and I would definitely recommend trying them.
Diane from PA

Grew well, fruits were too soft before they ripen

2 out of 5 stars May 24, 2022
I sowed the seeds in 2021 late summer, they grew well over the fall and winter. Then I transplanted them to the bed to give them more room in march 2022. They started flowering in may, but all the fruits have been small and the ones that ripen are so soft that they just disintegrate when they are plucked. I tried to pluck them before they fully ripened to prevent them from getting too soft but they actually get all soft even before ripening. They smell really nice though, I think if they didn't get too soft, they might have actually been good.
Peace from FL
Owner Response: I'm glad to hear that your alpine strawberries germinated and continued to grow well! Strawberries require well-drained soil and consistent moisture, as it is essential for fruit production. Adding several inches of mulch material like leaves, straw, or wood chips will keep fruit clean and plants consistently moist. Keeping deep mulch away from the crown of plant to keep it from being too wet. Our Sow and Grow Guide on Strawberries is a helpful resource on how to grow an abundance of strawberries from seed! https://www.botanicalinterests.com/product/Strawberry-Sow-and-Grow-Guide

Great seeds

5 out of 5 stars Jun 6, 2022
I started these as soon as I got them. They all germinated and produced the healthiest plants. I can't speak to the flavor yet as they are just now producing fruit.
Brooke from MN

Slow, Stall and Small

3 out of 5 stars Jun 21, 2022
I direct sowed these in a raised bed. They germinated well but stalled out. I ended up potting them up to give them a stronger start which worked then planted them back. They are big and busy now putting out lots of little strawberries. The berries are the size of a blueberry. I didn't think they would be so small.
Meena from FL
Owner Response: Hi Meena, I'm glad these seeds germinated well and you are now seeing fruit growth! These seeds find warm soil temperatures ideal and prefer light soil so they can grow roots easily. Alpine strawberries are much smaller than the typical modern strawberries that we see today. The fruit can grow up to 1" long and are slim and pointed berries. Along with this, well-drained soil and consistent moisture is essential to fruit production.