The Universal Gardener and Botanist; Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany, Etc (1778)

Alpine, or Monthly Strawberry (Alpina)

Having small oval leaves, small flowers, and moderate-sized, oblong, pointed fruit, of which there are—scarlet Alpine strawberry—red Alpine strawberry—white Alpine straw berry. These varieties grow naturally on the Alps; they possess this singular property more than the other sorts, that all the young plants, formed every summer, upon their runners, shoot up into flower and fruit the same year, whereby a fresh crop of fruit is continued monthly in the old and new plants, from June until November or December; the plants are always great bearers, and prosper any where, and the fruit is of a fine poignant agreeable flavour.