Strawberry- Tarpan F1 seeds (5 seeds per pack)

Strawberry- Tarpan F1 seeds (5 seeds per pack)

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Strawberry- Tarpan F1 seeds (5 seeds per pack)

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STRAWBERRY – TARPAN F1

The Strawberry is one of the most iconic fruits we all know. it would be a crime if we did not include this in our range. The TARPAN F1 variety is one of the easiest to germinate and grow, making it a great growing experience for adults and children alike. It is has a sweet fragrance and juicy flesh making it a favourite to grow amongst home growers.

Not only is this a tasty fruit to grow but it is high in Vitamin C and K which make it a good antioxidant. Other benefits include:

  • Maintain healthy vision
  • Cancer preventing properties
  • Keep wrinkles at bay
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Helps constipation
  • Promotes pre-natal health

This Alpine strawberry type grows to about 25cm which is ideal for your Rootbox. See growing instruction:

  • Sow seeds 20cm apart on pre moistened soil. The warmer the soil the quicker the seeds will germinate
  • Germination takes place between 6 days up to 6 weeks depending on soil temperatures. So be patient.
  • Keep soil moist by watering once or twice daily.

*Rootbox hint – Like most fruits, they take time before they can produce edible strawberries. Your best chance of producing fruit in the first year is to get an early start for your plants. Sow your seeds in 6 weeks before spring indoors. Transplant them outdoors after the first frost.

 

*Rootbox culinary tip – Organic Vanilla bean Strawberry Jam.

Ingredients:

  • 1kg organic strawberries – cut into half
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar or sweetener of your choice.
  • ½ vanilla bean pod.

Directions:

  1. Gently dust your sweetener of choice on the strawberries covering them all.
  2. Leave the strawberries out for 12hours to reach room temperature. This will help the strawberries absorb the sweetener. Remove any excess granules of palm sugar or sweetener before bringing to boil (if you cheated and used sugar, remove that too. You don’t want any sugar crystals in your jam).
  3. Mix the strawberries with the lemon juice into a medium sized pot and bring to boil for 5-10 min until the mixture thickens.
  4. Stir occasionally to avoid the bottom from sticking to the pot and remove any froth from the top.
  5. Timing is crucial, so remove the mixture from the stove as soon as it thickens. Boiling it for too long can cause it to thin again.
  6. Allow the mixture to settle for 15min. This allows the strawberries to stay suspended.
  7. Using a ladle, pour the strawberries into sterilized jam jars and allow to cool before sealing. You can’t go wrong with the CONSOL glass jars.