A superb new early strawberry.
Quite an unusual new variety in many ways for 'Mae' has attributes more suited to the home gardener than the homogenized Supermarket industry the Horticultural Breeding stations tend to cater for these days. Most importantly Mae has outcropped all other early strawberry varieties in trials, this is hugely impressive because it is the earlies which are generally the least generous with their yield. Mae has more than a dash of the good old fashioned strawberry flavour, soft sweet and very juicy. It is not the most disease resistant strawberry you will grow but nor is it especially disease prone and the results this variety can achieve are very worthwhile. The flavour, handsome berries, naturally very early season and top yield make Mae an ideal choice we can highly recommend. Raised from 'Marmolado' a much older variety we have always rated highly and this is probably where the lovely, lovely flavour has come from, MAE crops seven days earlier than Elsanta and is ideal for pots, early cloching, the standard strawberry bed etc., etc.