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New - Diamante Strawberry Plants (California)


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.

A strawberry just made for the small garden - pots - even windowboxes:

Because Diamante is so compact it enables a planting distance much closer than normal strawberries, especially between the rows, and it is just perfect for your patio and yes, even windowboxes. Last Spring we planted 8 Diamante in a standard 32” plastic windowbox, in standard peat based potting mix with one application of slow release fertilizer and no other special treatment aside from watering. We enjoyed a weekly pick of pleasing, quality strawberries for over 12 weeks and the crop was extended well into November by bringing the box into a greenhouse. Diamante belongs to the select group of 'day neutral' varieties. These differ from perpetual or Autumn fruiting varieties in that they will crop whenever the temperature rises just above the Winter-Spring norm and regardless of daylight length. This means that in the garden they will commence fruiting in May…and continue to the first frosts! The small plant size of Diamante is emphatically not at the expense of yield and the tender, thin skinned berries are blessed with a nectar sweet flavour - it is as if they have brought some of that California sunshine with them! Diamante will perform equally well in a standard strawberry bed, planted beneath dwarf fruit trees, in tubs on the patio.

Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.