Adult dimensions: Height up to 30 cm, width up to 30 cm.
Foliage: Evergreen- Perennial.
Type of soil: Rich in humus, clayey, acid to neutral.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Site: Full sun.
Plantation density: 2 to 3 per m².
Characteristic and uses: The Strawberry plant is a perennial appreciated for its abundant production of small fruits. It is also used as a ground covering plant, or to ornate the soil of a border in an original way.
The strawberries are gathered when they are bright red and come away easily. Fragile, they do not keep very long. Rich in vitamins and with low calorie content, they are the summer fruit 'par excellence'. Eaten raw, in jams, in fruit purées, in tarts, they will delight the young and the adults alike!
Before the winter frost, cut your strawberry plants to a 5 cm height to allow them to go happily through winter.
The strawberry plant 'Manille' produces delicious fruits, to harvest ripe from mid-May to mid-June. It is often associated to a double-cropping strawberry plant to ensure a continuous production. Some people say that the strawberry’ Manille’ is even better than the ‘Gariguette’ ! Easy to look after, it is also highly resistant to powdery mildew.