Fragaria cascadensis is a newly-discovered species of strawberry plants that have just been discovered high on the peaks of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. The new species was discovered near Hoodoo Mountain by Agricultural Research Service scientist Kim Hummer with the National Clonal Germplasm Repository at Corvallis, Oregon.
Fragaria cascadensis Strawberry Plants: Summary
Unlike the modern Garden Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) which, if propagated by seed, does not produce second generation plants whose traits are true to the parents, Fragaria cascadensis is a new strawberry plant species whose offspring will remain true to the parent plants’ characteristics. This species has been dubbed the “Cascade Strawberry.”