Attila is a variety of Alpine strawberry that I’m growing for the first time this year. I started the seeds in January. In a previous post I wondered why anyone would name a delicious little strawberry after the medieval conqueror. Other Alpine strawberries have nice sounding names like Mignonette or the descriptive Yellow Wonder. The photo in the seed catalog of a container plant with fruits forming on runners hanging in the air made me include Attila in my order.
I became a fan of Alpine strawberries when I first grew them 3 years ago. Their flavor is unbeatable. The two other varieties I have are runnerless. They grow into a nice clump that can be divided in Fall or Spring. Attila will hopefully give me Alpine strawberries that are easier to propagate and look great in containers.
But now its been three months since planting. A little over a week ago, I saw some little red strings in the tray. Examining closer, I saw they were runners. The name made sense after all. At age three months, these little Attilas are showing a commitment to expanding into new territory. Lookout garden, Attila is on the move.