Alexandria Alpine Strawberries – Plant Spotlight

Alexandria Alpine Strawberries – Plant Spotlight

Learn how to grow, harvest, and store delicious Alexandria Alpine Strawberries, and fill your garden with these tasty little everbearing treasures! These heirloom berries will provide wild-flavored strawberries all summer long. Here in US Zone 7, they’re quite prolific, even providing fruit into November, weeks after the first heavy frosts arrive. About Dainty Alexandria! How…

Maypop Jam Recipe

Maypop Jam Recipe

Make a delicious jam using fresh or frozen maypop fruit! It tastes light, tangy, and tropical, and can be stored in your freezer. (No canning required!) Identifying Maypops Maypops are the green, egg-shaped fruits produced by our native passionflower (passiflora incarnata). Be sure to check out our article: Growing & Foraging Passionflower & Maypops to…

Growing & Foraging Passionflower & Maypops (+ ways to use them!)

Growing & Foraging Passionflower & Maypops (+ ways to use them!)

Our native passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a plant with many uses: it produces edible fruit called maypops, the leaves and buds have gentle calming properties, and the beautiful flowers are adored by pollinators! In fact, one specific butterfly, the Gulf Fritillary, relies on species of passionflower for its continued survival- it’s the only host plant…