Just Add Cream
This is the most exciting, tasty and unique strawberry variety! The plant is the product of 8 years intensive development work by Thompson & Morgan’s plant breeding team. Just Add Cream™ is a compact plant producing masses of pretty pink flowers and few runners in favour of more fruit - up to 1kg per plant. Early to fruit, this attractive ornamental strawberry will keep cropping until the first hard frosts of autumn.
The key difference with any strawberry currently on the market is the unique flavour! It combines the sweetness of home-grown strawberries with the special taste of the wild woodland or alpine strawberry. The flavour is stronger and more stable over the season than varieties with a similar aroma note. Looks stunning cascading from hanging baskets and patio pots. Height up to 30cm (12") and spread up to 50cm (20").
Tips on growing
Plant strawberry plants in autumn or late spring in a sheltered, sunny position in well manured, free draining soil. Plant strawberry runners every 45cm (18”) in rows spaced at 75cm (30”) apart. Spread out their roots and place them in the soil at a level where the crown of the plant is just poking above the surface. Avoid planting them too deeply as this may cause them to rot. Alternatively try growing strawberry plants in hanging baskets or in specially designed strawberry planters for the patio.
Water strawberries frequently throughout the growing season and weed regularly between rows. When growing strawberry plants in baskets and containers, they will also need feeding every two weeks.
From early summer, remove any runners that are produced as these will weaken the plants vigour. Protect the developing fruit from slugs and snails by spreading straw around each plant. Positioning a net over the plants will also prevent crop damage by birds. The netting and straw can be removed after cropping to allow better air flow around the crown of the plant. Mulch strawberry plants with well rotted manure in spring.
Although strawberry plants will continue to fruit in successive years, the crop will become considerably reduced and it is advisable to completely replace strawberry plants every 3 years.