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Fragaria chiloensis

Authority(L.) Duchesne
Common namesChilean strawberry, beach strawberry, frutilla, morangueiro do Chile
Ecocrop code6256

BRIEF DESCRIPTION A small herb with a short central stem (the crown), dark-green, serrated leaves, and fleshy fruits with small seeds embedded in the surface, bright red when mature. During the summer months, runners develop on the parent plants and these runners are used as propagation material. USES The fruits are eaten fresh, frozen or made into jam, ice cream, or beverage. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Chilean strawberry. FURTHER INF Chilean strawberry is native of the west coast of North and South America. It require a period of winter chilling to overcome the dormancy period, the chilling temperatures and period differ among cultivars.
SOURCES (F. chiloensis L. Duch)
Roecklein J 1987 pp 206 [USE]
Duke J 1975 pp 17 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Hartmann T 1981 pp 605 [DRA, PH, TEXT, SAL, KTMP, FER]
Rice R 1990 pp 142-144 [USE, PHO, TEMP]
Hockings E 1961b pp 310-317 [TEXT, DRA, FER, USE]