Vote for Pineberries

For green thumbs and garden aficionados, Christmas is nice, but it isn’t the most wonderful time of the year.  That honor is reserved for the week after the holiday through the first of January.  Why?  Because that is garden planning season!  The anticipation of the holidays yields to the post-holiday bleakness for some, but […]

Flavorfest Strawberry Variety

flavorfest strawberry varietyFor those strawberry enthusiasts who have an interest in the latest and greatest developments in the world of horticulture, I am pleased to spread the word about the latest strawberry cultivar released by the breeding program at the United States Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service at Beltsville, Maryland.  ‘Flavorfest' is the latest improved variety selected and subsequently released by the program at the end of 2012.  It takes quite a bit of work and research and testing for a new variety to be developed, and Flavorfest shows considerable potential.

Flavorfest is well-suited for growing in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern regions of the United States, as well as bordering regions.  It should perform well for growers using annual plasticulture methods or the more traditional matted row system, and trials have produced excellent results at various locations ranging from North Carolina into Canada.

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Purple Strawberries

purple strawberriesIntroducing the Purple Strawberry

Strawberries are big business.  Really big business.  In fact, the strawberry industry is a multi-billion dollar worldwide business.  And, the market keeps getting bigger and better – just like the strawberries themselves.  Since there is so much money to be made selling one of the world's most delightful and relatively easy to grow fruits, new varieties are constantly being developed, refined, and even engineered by manipulating the genetics of the strawberry plant itself.  While I am not keen on the artificial manipulation of the core genetic structure of any food, much less something already as delightful as strawberries, it is hard to argue that something new seems to always be making headlines regarding strawberries.  Now, the latest in the strawberry color scheme is available for your home garden: purple strawberries!

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Pineberries! Try Pineberry Plants in 2012

In the United States, just about every home gardener cuts his or her teeth with tomatoes and peppers when entering into the world of gardening for the first time.  And, for years afterward, those plants yield bountifully and are a productive stable.  For those gardeners who are ready to branch out, I have a […]

The Best Strawberries for Making Strawberry Wine

best strawberries for making strawberry wineEvery now and then, an adventurous soul will ask me about making strawberry wine (you can learn about making strawberry wine on the Strawberry Wine Recipe page).  Invariably, one of the first questions asked is, “What are the best strawberries for making for making strawberry wine?”  After all, it all begins with the strawberries!

Best Strawberries for Wine: Background

Strawberries are uniquely suited for making “consume-me-now” wines.  Unlike wines made from grapes, aging doesn't improve the body of many strawberry wines.  Additionally, the relatively high sugar content of virtually all strawberries makes most strawberry varieties suitable for wine making.  Grapes, on the other hand, are highly variable.  Some grape varieties are noble, and some are, well, not.  By no means are all grapes equal when it comes to wines.  And, to be fair, all strawberries are not equal either; it is just that the variability is much less, making most strawberry varieties acceptable choices.

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Idaho Strawberry Plants

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This is an entry in the Strawberry Plants Library here at Strawberry Plants .org. Continue reading for summarized information. The entire resource may be accessed or downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

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Vermont Strawberry Varieties

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This is an entry in the Strawberry Plants Library here at Strawberry Plants .org. Continue reading for summarized information. The entire resource may be accessed or downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

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Popular Strawberry Varieties

popular strawberry varietiesIf you are looking for guidance on which strawberry varieties will grow well where you live, you have come to the right place.  Strawberry Plants .org has numerous resources that will help you find whatever it is that you need, as long as it is related to strawberries or strawberry plants.  One of the most common problems a gardener encounters is finding an appropriate strawberry cultivar.

There are numerous strawberry varieties in existence.  Finding the right one for your conditions can be difficult.  The best place to start is likely to find which varieties are recommended for your state (see the recommended strawberry varieties page).  But, if you want to just go with the flow, the varieties listed below are the most popular varieties offered by nurseries selling strawberry plants directly to the public.

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White Strawberries

white strawberriesWhat do you think of when you hear the word “strawberry?”  You think of springtime fun, the first harvest of the year, and, above all else, plump and juicy RED fruit with an exquisite taste, right?  Strawberries are synonymous with the color red.  However, what is  not known by most is that there are numerous white strawberries as well.  In fact, some entire species of Fragaria are white.

If you want to learn about the different types of white strawberries, grow them, or buy the plants quickly and easily, you will be able to do so quickly and easily with the information available on Strawberry Plants .org.  This page is your gateway to everything related to the white strawberry and white strawberry varieties.

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Buy Strawberry Plants

buy strawberry plantsThere are countless thousands of online merchants these days, and they sell every imaginable product, item, thingamajig, and plant.  Of course, you can buy strawberry plants online these days too.  In fact, there are a host of sellers of strawberry plants just waiting for you to hit their homepage.  Well, do you want to know where to buy strawberry plants?  Look no further.  You can use this page to purchase strawberry plants according to the specific variety or varieties you want at the best possible price.  The work has been done for you!  Just click the name of the strawberry variety in the table below for which you are looking, and you will jump to a table listing all the known merchants who offer that variety of strawberry plants for sale.

How to Use the Buy Strawberry Plants Page

where to buy strawberry plants onlineTo make the most of this directory, you need to know which type of strawberry you need and which cultivar you want.  To understand the differences, and to get an idea of varieties that will work for you and your circumstances, first visit the Strawberry Varieties page.  If you don't care much about learning the specifics, you can go with one or two of the Recommended Strawberry Varieties for Your Location.  Once you know what you are looking for, come back here and find the best price for strawberry plants by comparing prices for each and every variety you want.  Once you find a nursery, farm, or supplier with whom you are comfortable doing business, you can find all the varieties they offer by looking them up in the Strawberry Plants for Sale directory (they are in alphabetical order).

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