Watering – Everbearing strawberries require regular watering and need one to two inches of water per week during the growing season. It’s best to use drip irrigation or a soaker hose so that you avoid getting the fruit wet and causing rot. During the off-season, you can water twice per week to keep the soil moist.
- 0.1 What is the best variety of everbearing strawberries?
- 0.2 HOW TO RENOVATE EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES
- 1 What is the difference between everbearing and June-bearing strawberries?
- 2 Can I plant tomatoes next to strawberries?
- 3 Can strawberries cross pollinate?
What is the best variety of everbearing strawberries?
HOW TO RENOVATE EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES
Most Popular Strawberry Varieties – Performing consistently well from the East to central Midwest, Fragaria ‘Allstar’ (Junebearing Strawberry) is a midseason cultivar producing some of the largest strawberries. Glossy and firm, they are sweet and juicy. ‘Allstar’ is highly resistant to red stele, with intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Fragaria ‘Chandler’ (Junebearing Strawberry) is an early season heavily-cropping cultivar producing some of the largest strawberries. Glossy and firm, they vary from being long and wedge-shaped to large and conical. They have an exceptional flavor. Great fresh, they also freeze very well. A good variety for beginners, Fragaria ‘Earliglow’ (Junebearing Strawberry) is an early season cultivar producing firm, glossy, medium-sized, deep red berries. Conical and symmetrical, they have great, sweet flavor. Good resistance to red stele and intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Fragaria ‘Fort Laramie’ (Everbearing Strawberry) produces a first crop in spring and another one in late summer or fall. Five-petaled white flowers adorned with yellow centers give way to firm, bright red, juicy berries rich with an exceptional aroma. A great choice for fresh eating or processing. This variety enjoys good disease resistance. Fragaria ‘Jewel’ (Junebearing Strawberry) is a late midseason cultivar producing large, glossy strawberries of great quality and flavor. Five-petaled white flowers adorned with yellow centers appear in early spring and give way to large red berries which ripen around the month of June. Considered by many to be the best everbearing variety, Fragaria ‘Ozark Beauty’ (Everbearing Strawberry) produces a first crop in spring and another one in late summer or fall. The red berries are large, luscious, very sweet with excellent flavor. This strawberry enjoys good disease resistance. One of the top strawberry varieties for over 20 years, award-winning Fragaria × ananassa ‘Honeoye’ (Junebearing Strawberry) is an early season heavily-cropping cultivar with good flavor and texture. Five-petaled white flowers adorned with yellow centers appear in early spring and give way to large, firm, bright red berries which ripen around the month of June. Performing well in a wide range of climates, Fragaria x ananassa ‘Seascape’ (Everbearing Strawberry) is a day neutral variety. It is not affected by day length, allowing for continuous fruiting from late spring until first frost – anytime temperatures range between 35-85ºF (0-29ºC). One of the heirloom strawberry varieties, Fragaria x ananassa ‘Sparkle’ (Junebearing Strawberry) is a late season cultivar producing medium-sized, sweet, bright red berries, which are flavorful. Excellent choice for gardeners in northern climates. A vigorous plant with good disease resistance.
What is the difference between everbearing and June-bearing strawberries?
Q. What is the difference between June-bearing and ever-bearing strawberries? A. Types of strawberries are named according to their harvest time. June-bearing strawberries are the most familiar type and produce the largest fruits as well as large yields.
- Ever-bearing plants produce two smaller crops, one in June and another in early fall.
- June-bearing varieties also produce larger numbers of runners than ever-bearing varieties.
- A newer type of strawberry called day-neutral produces fruit throughout the growing season.
- Like ever-bearing strawberries, day-neutral varieties produce smaller fruits, lower yields, and fewer runners than June-bearing varieties.
It is best to remove blooms from June-bearing varieties the first year to encourage healthy root systems and vigorous runners. Blooms from ever-bearing and day-neutral plants should be removed through June of the first year, but allow the plants to bloom and set fruit after June.
If you want strawberries the first season, plant ever-bearing or day-neutral varieties or plant June-bearing in combination with one of the other types. Planting a combination of types will not change the flowering or yields of any type. More varieties of June-bearing plants are available than ever-bearing or day-neutral.
It is not possible to tell the difference between the types just by looking at them so be sure you know which type of strawberry you want before purchasing.
Can I plant tomatoes next to strawberries?
Strawberries and tomatoes should not be planted together. Planting tomatoes near strawberries can lead to the spread of fungal disease.
What is the best soil for everbearing strawberries?
Soil. Everbearing strawberry plants grow best in rich, well-drained soil with a lot of organic matter. The pH of the soil should be between 5.5 and 6.5, which is slightly acidic.
Is Everbearing strawberry sweet?
Alpine – Small Alpine strawberries come in a surprising variety of colors, The fruit is tiny but incredibly sweet, in fact, the sweetest variety you can grow. Alpine strawberry plants are also prolific producers, Grow them in Zones 3-10. Buy seeds here or check here for many more buying options.
Do strawberries like oregano?
What Herbs Grow Well With Strawberries? Perennial herbs such as dill, chives, sage, thyme, oregano, and marjoram grow well with strawberries because they break dormancy alongside strawberries in the spring/summer and can deter many garden pests.
Can strawberries cross pollinate?
Strawberry cross-pollination and varieties to plant in Seattle Answer: Strawberries can reproduce by runners or by seed. Those which are reproduced by runners will be clones of the parent plant, but those which grow from seed may cross-pollinate. Here is more information from the Excerpt: “Strawberries can be propagated in late summer, but no later than early autumn, by sinking 9cm (3.5in) pots filled with potting media, such as general-purpose potting compost, into the beds and inserting individual runners into them.
Sever the new young plants from the parent plant when rooted. Perpetual strawberries produce few runners and new plants are best bought in annually. “Seed-raised cultivars are available but are not recommended*, except for alpine strawberries.” *I suspect this is because you can’t know what the resulting new generation of strawberries will be like–tasty or not so tasty.
So I think as long as you harvest your fruit, and don’t let fruit ripen and drop into the bed, you can allow runners to produce new plants and they should be the same varieties as their parents. That being said, it’s usually good to replace strawberry plants after a few years, just to keep disease problems down (the RHS link above says to replace every 3 years or so).
I’ve had good luck with Shuksan (June-bearing), and I think I may have grown Tristar (ever-bearing) before, too. Oregon State University Extension has a entitled “Strawberry Cultivars for Western Oregon and Washington” which recommends these varieties and several others. There are many more varieties listed in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Edibles (2010).
If you are looking for sources, you might try your favorite local nurseries, but also mail order nurseries like,, and, The Northwest Flower and Garden Show in February often has vendors selling strawberry plants. : Strawberry cross-pollination and varieties to plant in Seattle
Can strawberries hybridize?
Plant breeders use a different technique to create a strawberry variety with desired traits. This technique is called hybridization.
What is the largest strawberry variety in the world?
The world’s largest strawberry is a specialty variety known as the ‘Ilan.’