Capron Musk Strawberry was selected for its abundant crops, fine flavor and ability to occasionally ripen a fall crop as well as its main crop in June. Plants are vigorous and produce good crops of this unique strawberry species. Plant with Profumato Di Tortona for cross pollination.
A unique species of strawberry (Fragaria moschata) Musk strawberries are a delicious and fragrant rare treat. Native to Europe where they are known by the French name hautbois strawberry, they have long been treasured for their unique aroma and powerful flavor that has been described as a mix of strawberry, raspberry and pineapple all in one! This is a berry you certainly won’t find at the grocery store so grow your own underneath your fruit trees or in a pot! Most fruits ripen in June though you will occasionally receive a second crop in the fall. Plants tend to be dioecious, bearing male and female flowers on separate plants, but planting Capron and Profumato Di Tortona together should give you sufficient pollination as they appear to be at least somewhat hermaphroditic.
Latin Name: Fragaria moschata
Site and Soil: Strawberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with Profumato Di Tortona for cross pollination.
Hardiness: Capron Musk Strawberry is hardy to 0° F
Bearing Age: 1st year after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8″ in height.
Bloom Time: March – April
Ripening Time: June with an occasional second fall crop
Yield: 1 pint
Pests & Diseases: Capron Musk Strawberry are highly resistant to pests and viruses. Use straw mulch to keep berries off of soil and to deter slugs.
USDA Zone: 6