Fragaria chiloensis

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 Fragaria chiloensis subsp. var.  Beach strawberry
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial, annual
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: evergreen, flowers, fruit
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USDA Zones: 4 to 10
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Flower features: white
Rosaceae > Fragaria chiloensis var. ,

The beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, or coastal strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is one of two species of strawberry that were hybridized to create the modern garden strawberry (F. × ananassa). It is noted for its large berries. Its natural range is the Pacific Ocean coasts of North and South America, and also [[Hawaii|HawaiTemplate:Okinai]]. Migratory birds are thought to have dispersed F. chiloensis from the Pacific coast of North America to the mountains of HawaiTemplate:Okinai, Chile, and Argentina.[1]

It is an evergreen plant growing to 15 - 30 cm tall, with glossy green trifoliate leaves, each leaflet around 5 cm in long. The flowers are white, produced in spring and early summer. The fruit is edible, red on the surface, white inside.

Its fruit is still sold as a local delicacy in some South American produce markets.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Fragaria chiloensis, Duchesne. Low, but stout in all its parts: lvs. thick, more or less glossy above, bluish white below, blunt-toothed: fl.-clusters forking and long-rayed, the peduncle short, soon lopping on the ground: runners mostly appearing after the fr. is gone: berry large and firm, dark-colored, more or less musky in flavor, reinforced by a very large calyx or hull. Pacific coast region Peru to Patagonia. —A common wild strawberry of the Pacific slope from Alaska to Calif., is considered to be the same species. CH

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