seeds of Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens Alpine yellow Strawberry
Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens "Alpine yellow." Samen
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Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens ‘alpine yellow’ is a variety of the species Fragaria vesca which belongs to the family Rosaceae. Synonyms include Fragaria aliena, Fragaria abnormis, and Fragaria botryformis. The plant’s common names include Alpine strawberry and Fraise du Bois. The plant has its origin and most of its distribution in the northern hemisphere. The plant is erect and is capable of growing to a height of 30 cm. The plant’s leaves have serrated margins, a light green colouration, and hairs on their undersides. The bisexual flowers measure 1.3 cm in diameter and are either white or cream. The flowers bear yellow fruits are half-spherical and carry prominent seeds. Fruit production is abundant from early summer all the way to early autumn. The plant has edible seeds and leaves. The plant’ leaves make a suitable additional to salads. Alternatively, one could cook them as a vegetable or use them in the making of the tea. The fruits are sweet and succulent, and one can eat them right off the tree. The fruit could also make a sumptuous addition to various dishes. The roots are used in India as an appropriate substitute for coffee. Another reason for the plant’s cultivation is as a source of herbal remedies. Such remedies allegedly have tonic, diuretic, laxative and astringent properties that help to cure illnesses and boost wellbeing. The remedies are used in the treatment of chronic dysentery, chilblains, diarrhoea, and rheumatic gout. Another medicinal use of the plant involves using the fruit to manufacture creams that serve to soothe sunburn and slow the wrinkling of the skin. One can dry the whole plant and add its powder to a compost heap to boost bacterial action which them hastens compost production. Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens ‘Alpine yellow’ requires 100 to 120 days to reach maturity.
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