Strawberry - Temptation
Temptation produces deep red, very sweet fruits which can be large if given plenty of water as soon as the flowers show. They are the ideal variety to have in hanging baskets or pots on patios, because they are almost runnerless. If you do wish to grow them on the ground then it is important to remember to place straw around the plants to keep the fruit clean. It is a delicious treat from your own garden, there is nothing like the taste of home grown strawberries.
Sow from January to April into pots or trays under glass at 16Â°C. Sow the seed on the surface of seed sowing compost and lightly cover the seed with a sprinkling of fine compost or vermiculite. As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out into individual pots or modular trays. Grow under glass, then gradually harden off in a cold frame before planting outside spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Alternatively plant into patio containers and grow on a sunny patio. Harvest fruits as they develop. Giving some bird protection may be beneficial. The strawberries are ready to eat in July and August the first year and June to August the following year.