These are delicious and were once more widely grown than they are now, being known as the Hautboy Strawberry, or Hautbois in France. A deciduous species, they have large pale green, downy leaves and flowers produced on upright stalks making the fruit easier to find.
The berries are variable in size some being quite large and they tend to remain uneven in colour as they ripen. As the name suggests, they have a musky aromatic flavour that some say is reminiscent of pineapple. We have found that this strawberry will usually fruit though only on the new runners. Older plants do not flower but produce many runners for the next years fruit so if your plants are not fruiting, let the runners root and they should fruit for you the next summer.
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