Mae Strawberry Plants
- Sweet - best eaten fresh.
- Good size fruit, large crops.
- Not disease resistant.
- Crops from Mid-May under cover, in June in the open.
Mae Strawberry Plants - Early Season
Description of Mae Plants & Fruit:
A great compliment to the other popular early season plants, Honeoye or Rosie, Mae strawberry bushes have a larger crop size.
The fruit quality is good, although they are best eaten fresh - you will get better jam from the other varieties.
Note that it is not disease resistant and may not be suitable for organic growing in some areas.
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Characteristics of Mae Bushes:
- Very heavy cropper.
- Compact plants can be squeezed a bit closer together than other varieties.
- Good sized, sweet fruit are best eaten fresh.
- Crops from mid-May if grown under cover, otherwise early June.
Growing Mae Strawberry Plants:
Mae flowers early, so it will need protection if you have a frosty garden.
Read our detailed information on how to grow Strawberries here.
Background Information on Mae Strawberry Bushes:
Mae was bred from Rosie and Marmolada at the East Malling Research Station in Kent by Dr. David Simpson in 1995. After successful tests, it became widely available in 2003.