A unique combination of beauty and practicality, Ã¢â‚¬ËœToscanaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ produces stunning, vibrant pink flowers followed by a bounty of delicious berries. So ornamental you will want to plant it among your garden flowers or feature a single plant in a patio planter or hanging basket. This is an everbearing variety so expect to enjoy two or three crops through a growing season.
Sow 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside. Germinates best at 72Ã‚Â°F/22Ã‚Â°C in 7-21 days. Seed will not germinate all at the same time! Avoid greenhouse temperatures above 75Ã‚Â°F/23Ã‚Â°C, which will cause poor germination results. Press seed into a fine soil mixture and cover seed lightly with coarse vermiculite. Cover seedling flat with plastic to conserve moisture. Remove covering as seed germinates. Grow transplants in good light. Grow plants cooler at 60-65Ã‚Â°F/15.5-18Ã‚Â°C (like onions) to encourage huskier, bushier plants. Feed every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 fertilizer for optimum root development.