A French nursery introduced 'Mara des Bois’ back in 1991, and it has become wildly popular in markets in that country, where the berries bring a premium price. This distant relative of the woodland Strawberry produces aromatic fruits about the size of acorns with a rich, sweet flavor and tender flesh. They are too perishable to ship, but fortunately for us a grower on the West Coast began serious production several years ago, making plants available here. In full sun, hybrid 'Mara' bears heavily throughout the season and throws vigorous runners that make it especially productive for home gardens and containers.
We grow our plants in a 6-pocket, 14in, terra-cotta Strawberry jar as shown and recommend the same to you. You can receive the Strawberry jar planter plus nine bareroot plants, potting soil, at the right time for planting in your area. For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.