Strawberry- Red Gauntlet (Runner)

Fragaria x ananassa

Runner, Supplied loose (NOT TO TAS, WA)

$2.00
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  • Very productive
  • Large fruit
  • Suited to cool climates
Buy 5 to 19: Pay $2.00
Buy 20 to 49: Pay $1.90
Buy 50 or more: Pay $1.75
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Description

Strawberry- Red Gauntlet (Runner)

Fragaria x ananassa

NOT TO TAS, WA

  • Very productive
  • Large fruit
  • Suited to cool climates

A popular, very productive variety with white flowers and medium to large bright red fruit. The aromatic fruit is firm with pink flesh and a sweet flavour with a hint of tartness. Plants are resistant to fungal diseases.

This variety produces fruit throughout summer in cool climates. It originated in Scotland and has been grown commercially in the southern states of Australia for decades.
 

A strawberry runner is an offshoot (also called a 'stolon') from a parent plant that establishes and forms a new plant. The runner is then dug up and sold bare-rooted (without soil or leaves). Runners will give you a head start when establishing a strawberry patch, meaning that you can begin harvesting fruit earlier than if growing plants by seed. 

Bare root strawberry runners with coir and packaged ready to post

Product code: Z-STR-04

Quick Planting Guide
Season Autumn and winter
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Row Spacing 25cm
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 20cm
Position Full sun, very well drained soil

How To Grow

Plant as soon as possible after delivery. Runners can be stored for a few days in a perforated plastic bag in the fridge if necessary.

To prepare runners for planting: Remove dead leaves and stalks and prune any roots that look dry or shrivelled.

  1. Choose a location in full sun with well draining soil.
  2. Dig over soil and enrich with compost and well-rotted manure. Strawberries prefer a rich soil with plenty of nutrients and a slightly acidic soil (a pH of 5.4-6.5 is ideal).
  3. Space runners 30cm apart, with rows 20-30cm apart.
  4. Dig a 20cm deep hole and make a mound in the centre.
  5. Place the runner on the mound and spread the roots out evenly.
  6. Cover with soil, making sure the growing tip at the centre of the runner is level with the surface of the soil.
  7. Water in well.
  8. Protect runners from slugs and snails and fruit from birds, possums and rodents.
  9. Harvest strawberries regularly to encourage more fruit; harvest fruit by cutting it from the stem when it is fully coloured but still firm.

Runners can also be grown in pots and hanging baskets. Use a good quality potting mix enriched with compost or with a slow-release fertiliser added. Allow one runner per 30cm diameter pot. Container-grown strawberries can benefit from regular application of liquid fertiliser at the recommended rate.

Shipping

We deliver Australia wide.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

Shipping cost is calculated using all the items in your shopping cart and your delivery postcode. The table below outlines the delivery options and costs.

Order dispatch time is currently 1-3 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Order contains: Delivery options: Delivery cost per order
    VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, TAS, SA, NT WA
Small seed packets ONLY - Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20 $5
Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $6.99
Express Delivery $15.00
     

BULK seed, garden supplies, tools, or accessories -

Parcel Delivery

Capped rate of $6.99

Express Delivery

Starting from $15.00
(Calculated by weight)
     
Live Plants - Live plants Capped rate of $10.00

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

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