In 2009 a breeding programme was started to combine the flavour of old fashioned varieties with modern everbearers and ornamental pink-flowered strawberries.
After 8 years of breeding, Thompson & Morgan are able to introduce Fragaria x ananassa Just Add Cream ‘Tmstr14pnk’, an everbearer with an intense alpine taste, displaying masses of pink flowers and delicious fruits from May to frost.
The fruits are very sweet with a strong wild strawberry aroma. The flavour is stronger than varieties with a similar aroma note, like ‘Mara des Bois’ and ‘Charlotte’.
Few runners are produced, resulting in yields of up to 1kg per plant.
It is being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition.
- See more RHS Plant of the Year 2017 entries.