Reine des Vallees is a French alpine strawberry cultivar. The English translation is “Queen of the Valleys”. This is the same as the Italian Regina delle Valli. Whatever the name, this cultivar is THE standard in Europe for alpine strawberries. Major fruit exporting growers in Europe grow this variety exclusively.
There is a reason it’s the standard overseas. The fruit has excellent taste and aroma and the plants are VERY productive. Our years of growing this variety has convinced us that it should be the standard here in the U.S. as well. Based on productivity trials over several years I rank it ahead of Alexandria in productivity and as good as Mignonette for flavor and aroma.
If you plan to try one red alpine strawberry cultivar, this should be the one!