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    Default Looking for Matared or Susitna Strawberry plants

    Hello...We live near Palmer on Lazy Mountain. Would like to know if anyone
    can point us to a place where we can purchase either Matared or Susitna Strawberry
    plants. Perhaps a member here may have some they are willing to sell.

    Also, would like to hear from anyone who raises strawberrries. In partulcar
    what varieties do you have the best success with?

    Thanks...Jim

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    I have wild starwberries that grow very well, the fruit is small, delicate, pale and very sweet.

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    I have a patch of strawberries very much like this on my property. They do fairly well with little care, but I have no idea what strain they are. They are white with a pinkish top when they are ripe and VERY small. They don't look like much. But they are sweet and the kids love them. Anyone know what they are called?

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    Thanks...I'm finding there are quite a few varieties that can survive
    harsh winter conditions here in the valley. One good resource is a PDF
    offered by the Cooperative Extension Service from the University of
    Fairbanks is "Srawberries of Alaska." Do a word search using that phrase
    to find and download a copy.

    We just bought an existing homestead this past winter. So it will be fun to
    discover what kinds of strawberries we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon3464 View Post
    I have a patch of strawberries very much like this on my property. They do fairly well with little care, but I have no idea what strain they are. They are white with a pinkish top when they are ripe and VERY small. They don't look like much. But they are sweet and the kids love them. Anyone know what they are called?
    I really don't know much about them, but I've always known the strawberries that grow wild up here as Sitka strawberries. What the real name for them is I have no idea....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I really don't know much about them, but I've always known the strawberries that grow wild up here as Sitka strawberries. What the real name for them is I have no idea....

    The strawberries you find along the coast are sometimes called Sitka. Other common names are the coastal or shore strawberry. This is why common names are so difficult for native plants. When speaking of any of those strawberries the real taxon is fragaria chiloensis. As for the interior Alaska wild strawberry found away from the sandy coasts, there are many common names as well, it's true taxon is fragaria virginiana subspecies glauca. Either produces a very small berry that's packed full of flavor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_yaker View Post
    Either produces a very small berry that's packed full of flavor!
    Indeed.....they are amazing...!!!
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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