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Cambridge Favourite Strawberry Plants

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Mid season
For the north
Heavy cropping
Traditional varieties

The mid season variety that was once so prevalent and well known throughout the 1970's and 1980's that it was often referred to under it's seedling name of Cambridge 142, Cambridge Favourite was by far the most popular variety of all before gradually becoming superseded. But it remains a garden variety with a certain following and the plant hasn't lost any of it's vigour or merits. The characteristic large, floppy, pale leaves remain relatively untroubled by disease and the good crop of pale orange, mostly rounded fruits, ripen mid season. In it's day the flavour was sometimes unfavourably described, but compared to some of todays modern varieties it is decidedly good, mild, sweet and with a softer flesh than many modern commercial varieties. It suits eating fresh and makes wonderful jam, and also freezes well. The plants establish easily and quickly; a good runner producer.

Mid-season variety providing a heavy crop of quality fruit with a good flavour. Excellent for jam, and all purposes. Can also be grown under cloches and in pots, a regular and heavy cropper. The standard variety to which all other varieties are compared, ideal for beginners and experienced alike.

Plant this variety 15" apart; establishes well at virtually any time of year.


UK mainland delivery is charged at £8.95. 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.