Fragaria ‘Mara Des Bois’ – June-bearing Strawberry – 1-Quart


In 1990, Jacques Marionnet, a French strawberry breeder, set out to create a strawberry to rival the wildest of the woods. Four European heirloom varieties were selected as parents based, not on their ease of growth or high yield potential, but rather for their flavor and texture. ‘Mara des Bois’ offers a rare balance of sweetness and acidity, the musk of wild strawberries and succulent, red-orange flesh that spreads across your palate like buttery ambrosia. The berries range in size from that of a chick pea to that of a walnut and each berry, regardless of size, exhibits this unique aromatic profile.

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  • Strawberries require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight.
  • They will do best in a sandy loam soil and adding some aged manure and/or compost before planting is recommended.  Mulch with chopped straw, leaves or shredded wood.
  • The soil pH should be between 5.5 and 7.
  • Strawberries need well-drained conditions so raised beds or containers are a good option.