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Mae Strawberry Plants


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


Early season
Finest flavour
Disease resistance
For the north
Modern varieties

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.

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.