Strawberry Calypso Pack
Strawberry Calypso Pack
Strawberry Calypso Pack
Strawberry Calypso Pack
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Strawberry 'Calypso' Pack

Delicious strawberries for months on end!
  • Month after month of large, luscious strawberries – they just keep coming!
  • Everbearing variety that crops from July right up until the first frosts of autumn.
  • Big, firm, shiny red strawberries with fantastic flavour and excellent texture.
  • Perfect for growing in containers, giving you an utterly irresistible crop to pick whenever you want.
  • Supplied as a pack of 10 bare root runners ready for planting out.

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Item: 320095
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‘Calypso’ is an everbearing strawberry variety which makes it ideal for spreading out fruit production. Cropping from July right up until the first frosts, the main picking period is August and September. So rather than the single early summer crop produced by most traditional strawberries ‘Calypso’ supplies you with mouth watering fruit month after month.

Large and attractive, the luscious red fruits are bright and shiny with an excellent flavour and lovely texture. Delicious eaten fresh and perfect for making jam.

‘Calypso’ is ideal for growing in the ground, and great in hanging baskets or containers too – a 12in pot is large enough for around three runners.

The plants are supplied as bare root runners which are delivered in a dormant state having been held in cold storage. They are fully hardy and ready to be planted out straight away as long as there is no risk of frost.

Supplied as a pack of 10 bare root runners.

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Item 320095 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 10 bare root runners ready for planting out.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Soak the runners in lukewarm water for a few hours before planting to give them the best start.
  • Removing early flowers will increase the autumn crop.

Care Information

  • Strawberries should be planted out as soon as possible - only plant outdoors once all risk of frost has gone.
    Plant in a sunny and sheltered position in fertile, free-draining soil. Poor soil can be improved by adding compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting.
  • Give your strawberries plenty of space. Dig a hole with a trowel big enough to take the roots of the plant. Plant them 45cm (18in) apart, leaving 75cm (30in) between rows - the crown should be level with the soil surface.
    If you plant strawberries too deep, they might rot, but if you leave the crown protruding from the soil, the plant will dry out and die. Firm your plants in well and water thoroughly.
  • If you're planting into a basket, it's best to limit yourself to three or four strawberry plants in a 30cm (12in) basket. Add water-retaining granules and slow-release fertiliser into the compost before planting.
  • Check the compost daily in hot weather – water if the top half-inch of compost feels dry.
  • If growing strawberries in pots or hanging baskets, feed them every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertiliser. When flowering begins, switch to a high-potash liquid fertiliser to encourage good fruiting.
  • As the fruits develop, place dry straw or mulching fabric underneath to stop splashes blemishing the fruit.
  • After cropping, remove any straw and netting to allow better air flow around the crown of the plant.
  • As the summer progresses, keep on top of weeding and continue to remove any runners. Clear away dead foliage as this can harbour pests and diseases over winter.
  • Each spring spread a general-purpose fertiliser around your plants along with a mulch of well-rotted manure or compost.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
30 cm
40 cm
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1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
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