Fragaria x ananassa ‘Strawberry’
Get out those favorite strawberry recipes because strawberry season is upon us! We are excited to welcome back this spring favorite that is widely enjoyed for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and perfect sweetness.
We’ve been growing several varieties of strawberry and they are almost ready for your garden!
Be on the lookout for Sequoia, Chandler, Éclair, and Honeoye on our availability list. They are all considered Spring bearing varieties.
As the season progresses we will have a few other varieties available, including everbearing varieties such as Albion, Ozark Beauty, Quinault, Eversweet, and Seascape!
What are spring bearing and everbearing varieties? Spring bearing (also known as June bearing) varieties produce a larger crop early in the spring season. This is a great variety if you are hoping for a large supply of strawberries at once for freezing or making jellies. Everbearing varieties often bear several smaller crops of fruit throughout the growing season.
Not only does this plant provide a bountiful crop of delicious fruit, it also looks beautiful in the garden! With it’s toothed, medium-green leaves and graceful white flowers, it will liven up any garden bed. The strawberry plant can grow 6-8in. tall with long runners spreading to about 1ft across.
It’s best to plant them in well-draining, acidic soil that’s low in salinity. Water regularly and be careful not to let the plants get too dry. When planting, make sure the crown is above the soil level to prevent rot, and plant the roots about ¼” beneath the soil so they don’t dry out. Strawberries need full sun to produce maximum fruit.
Our strawberry starters are grown from bare roots that have been selected because they are resistant to soil and garden disease. For more information about select varieties, please reference the chart below.