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Strawberry Plant Royal Sovereign


Fragaria x ananassa 'Royal Sovereign'

  • Dating back to 1892.
  • Heritage strawberry.
  • Medium-sized fruits.
  • Very juicy.
  • Very sweet.
  • Taste of yesteryear that really is special.
  • Self-fertile.

Supplied as good-sized bare root plants.

Available from APPROXIMATELY November

5 or more £1.50GBP each. Group & quantity discounts



Dating from 1892, Royal Sovereign was probably the pinnacle of Thomas Laxton's strawberry breeding career, so much so he could be considered the 'father' of the modern strawberry. It was an extremely popular variety between 1920 and 1960 and even served at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation banquet. The fact that it is still sought after is a testament to its versatility.

Although the plants are not as large as modern varieties, the yield a little smaller and its shelf life not as long as some, its superb flavour makes up for all this, and when you're growing your own the taste is the most important factor. This truly is a fantastic strawberry with a wonderful traditional flavour.

The fruits have a high juice content and are very sweet.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.


Available from APPROXIMATELY November

Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5

5 = £1.50
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Strawberry Plant Cambridge Favourite
Strawberry Plant Malwina
Strawberry Plant Rambling Cascade

How To...

How To Grow Strawberries
Detailed advice on growing strawberries. Includes information on watering, pest control and harvesting.


Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
A quick and easy recipe to make the most gorgeous strawberry ice cream - with or without an ice cream-maker.

Strawberry Jam Recipe
An easy recipe for making everybody's favourite - strawberry jam!

Magazine Articles

Get Your Kids Into Gardening
An article about encouraging children to garden written by Stephen Shirley that appeared in Grow Your Own magazine

Strawberry Yields
An article on the basics of growing strawberries written by Stephen Shirley that appeared in the February 2007 issue of Grow Your Own magazine.

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