Red and Yellow Wonder Blend Strawberry Seeds

4.4444444444444 out of 5 stars
(9 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

9 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.

Great seeds.

5 out of 5 stars Feb 5, 2023
Bought these from my local nursery, the seeds were packaged great, none were crushed or damaged. Once i got home, i sprinkled the seeds on to my seed starting mix. About a week later, i have over 15 itty bitty strawberry seedlings. I started them in January to hopefully get some first season crops. I also have woodland strawberries ( same species, alpine just doesnt produce runners) It is now February 5th, and i have seedlings in a tray with my pepper seedlings. None look weak or diseased, or leggy. I still have more seeds from the 2nd packet i bought. This is my second year growing alpine strawberries, last year i grew the Regina variety, but maggots had eaten the roots. I will baby the plants and eventually get them acclimated outside, after my last frost sometime in April. I will update with another review soon. SOrry for the long and unorganized review. Great seeds, great product, great company.
Alexander from VA
Owner Response: Hi Alexander, We're glad to hear that these alpine strawberries are a new favorite! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for choosing Botanical Interests.

little update

5 out of 5 stars Feb 20, 2023
i dont think youre supposed to leave 2+ reviews but oh well. The seedlings i talked about on Feb 5th have grown faster than my woodland variety from a different vendor. They formed they're first leaflet a few days after a left the review,, and i transplanted them all into a pot. A few stragglers germinated in the seed tray, one even came up with 3 cotyledons. I wonder if it will have an impact on growth and production. thats my 3rd seedling mutation of the year, with one of my peppers having 3 cotyledons also and another with fused cotyledons. I notice the 2nd leaflet growing from the crown today. I am thinking about giving some away as i dont have all that space, lol. thats it for my 2nd review
alexander from VA

Beautiful Gems!

5 out of 5 stars Feb 25, 2023
I've been wanting to grow Alpine Strawberries for years now since I started gardening and finally decided to start them this year. I have incredibly fond memories of having alpine strawberries in my grandmother's garden and consider them one of the most amazing varieties that will thrive in the climate I garden in. I started my seedlings in mid January and they are doing incredible! I cannot wait to get them transferred into the garden once it warms up and to have an abundance of little plants all around for myself and local wildlife alike! Of all the seeds I started, I had a germination rate of about 90%, which is excellent in my own opinion when it comes to seed packs. The seedlings germinated in half the time indicated and are growing vigorously under lights. I highly recommend these if you are looking for an easy to grow and easy to care for strawberry varietal for an alpine garden.
Lonio from ME

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