Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State

recommended strawberry varieties by stateIf you have landed on Strawberry Plants .org looking for guidance regarding planting or growing strawberries, you are in the right place.  Many people come here looking for advice on which specific strawberry variety they should plant in their respective states.  Well, as one might expect, there are a lot of different climates and growing conditions out there.  Each of the United States has its own unique general soil composition, rainfall, and weather patterns.

Consequently, any given strawberry plant variety is likely to do better in one specific region than other regions.  While some cultivars are able to adapt to many environments, others have been bred to be highly productive in a relatively narrow climate range.

This guide is a state-by-state list of strawberry varieties that do well in each state.  Once you find your state and a prospective variety for your own garden, you can check the Strawberry Varieties page for more information or go to the Buy Strawberry Plants page to order them directly from an online nursery.  If you have a specific nursery from which you would like to order, see if they offer your chosen variety by looking them up in the Strawberry Plants for Sale directory.  Without further ado, here are the best strawberry varieties for each state:

Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State

The states and the specific varieties recommended for growing in each one are listed in alphabetical order below.  Simply scroll down to the appropriate letter and find the state for which you are looking, or click your state’s abbreviation in the table below to jump straight there.  If the variety is linked, clicking the link will take you directly to a list of nurseries or wholesalers who offer that particular variety for sale online.

To jump directly to your state, simply click the state abbreviation here:

ALAKAZARCA
COCTDEFLGA
HIIDILINIA
KSKYLAMEMD
MAMIMNMSMO
MTNENVNHNJ
NMNYNCNDOH
OKORPARISC
SDTNTXUTVT
VAWAWVWIWY

ALABAMA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Alabama: Albritton, Allstar, Cardinal, Chandler, Delite, Douglas, Earlibelle, Earliglow, Sunrise.  (According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension Services of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities)

ALASKA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Alaska: Brighton, Fern, Hecker, Irvine, Mrak, Muir, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Quinault, Selva, Streamliner, Superfection, Tillicum, Tribute, Tristar, Yolo.  (According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service)

ARIZONA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Arizona: Camarosa, Chandler.  Note: Arizona is not considered a good location for strawberry cultivation.  (According to the University of Arizona Citrus Agricultural Center)

ARKANSAS Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Arkansas: Cardinal, Camarosa, Chandler, Delmarvel, Earliglow, Lateglow, Noreaster, Sweet Charlie, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service)

CALIFORNIA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for California: Albion, Aromas, Camarosa, Camino Real, Chandler, Diamante, Gaviota, Oso Grande, Pacific, Seascape, Selva, Ventana.  (According to the California Strawberry Commission)

COLORADO Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Colorado: Catskill, Empire, Fairfax, Fort Laramie, Geneva, Guardian, Marlate, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Quinault, Redchief, Red Rich, Redstar, Robinson, Superfection, Tribute.  (Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service)

CONNECTICUT Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Connecticut: Brunswick, Cabot, Clancy, Darselect, Earliglow, Eros, Honeoye, Jewel, L’Amour, Sable.  (According to the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference)

DELAWARE Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Delaware: Allstar, Delite, Earliglow, Guardian, Late Glow, Red Chief, Sparkle, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Cooperative Extension)

FLORIDA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Florida: Calibrate, Camarosa, Florida Belle, Florida 90, Rosa Linda, Sequoia, Sweet Charlie, Strawberry Festival, Tioga.  (According to the University of Florida University Relations Department)

GEORGIA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Georgia: Apollo, Delite, Cardinal, Earliglow, Sunrise, Surecrop.  (According to the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

HAWAII Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Hawaii: Eversweet, Quinault, Seascape.  Although strawberries are grown commercially on the Islands, and the Fragaria chiloensis species of strawberries grow at elevation there, they are more difficult to grow in the tropical environment and not highly recommended.  The three varieties listed are sold in nurseries on Hawaii.

IDAHO Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Idaho: Allstar, Benton, Blomidon, Catskill, Cavendish, Earliglow, Fort Laramie, Glooscap, Guardian, Honeoye, Jewel, Lateglow, Lester, Micmac, Quinault, Redchief, Scott, Shuksan, Surecrop, Totem, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the University of Idaho Extension Service)

ILLINOIS Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Illinois: Allstar, Annapolis, Delmarvel, Earliglow, Honeoye, Jewel, Kent, Seneca, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the University of Illinois Extension Service)

INDIANA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Indiana: Delite, Earliglow, Fort Laramie, Guardian, Sunrise, Ozark Beauty, Redchief, Sparkle, Surecrop.  (According to the Purdue University Extension Service)

IOWA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Iowa: Annapolis, Cavendish, Delmarvel, Honeoye, Jewel, Kent, Mohawk, Primetime, Winona.  (According to the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm)

KANSAS Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Kansas: Allstar, Earliglow, Guardian, Northeaster, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Primetime, Redchief, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service’s Horticultural Report)

KENTUCKY Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Kentucky: Camarosa, Chandler, Jewel, Northeaster, Sweet Charlie.  (According to the University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture’s Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report)

LOUISIANA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Louisiana: Camarosa, Camino Real, Strawberry Festival.  (According to the Louisiana State University AgCenter Research & Extension)

MAINE Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Maine: Allstar, Bounty, Catskill, Earliglow, Guardian, Lateglow, Midway, Mira, Mohawk, Northeaster, Surecrop.  (According to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service)

MARYLAND Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Maryland: Allstar, Bish, Chandler, Darselect, Eros, Jewel, KRS-10, Oviation, Seascape.  (According to the University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station).  Flavorfest (recommended by Kim Lewers of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service)

MASSACHUSETTS Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Massachusetts: Catskill, Earlidawn, Fletcher, Guardian, Midway, Raritan, Redchief, Sparkle, Surecrop.  (According to farminfo.org)

MICHIGAN Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Michigan: Allstar, Annapolis, Bounty, Cavendish, Chambly, Delmarvel, Earliglow, Glooscap, Honeoye, Jewel, Redchief, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the Michigan State University Extension Van Buren County)

MINNESOTA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Minnesota: Cavendish, Kent, Mesabi, Winona.  (According to the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service)

MISSISSIPPI Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Mississippi: Cardinal, Chandler, Comet, Dixieland, Douglas, Florida 90, Pocahontas, Sunrise, Tangi, Tennessee Beauty.  (According to the Mississippi State University Extension Service)

MISSOURI Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Missouri: Allstar, Cardinal, Earliglow, Guardian, Honeoye, Jewel, Lateglow, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Redchief, Sparkle, Surecrop, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the University of Missouri Horticultural MU Guide)

MONTANA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Montana: Catskill, Fern, Fort Laramie, Gem, Glooscap, Hecker, Honeoye, Ogallala, Red Rich, Redcoat, Senator Dunlap, Sparkle, Streamliner, Tribute, Tristar, Veestar, Vibrant.  (According to the Montana State University Extension Service)

NEBRASKA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Nebraska: Earliglow, Ft. Laramie, Ogallala, Sunrise, Surecrop, Redchief, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County)

NEVADA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Nevada: Camarosa, Chandler.  Note: Nevada is not considered a good location for strawberry traditional strawberry cultivation.

NEW HAMPSHIRE Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for New Hampshire: Allstar, Cavendish, Cornwallis, Earliglow, Redchief, Sparkle.  (According to the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension)

NEW JERSEY Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for New Jersey: Delmarvel, Earliglow, Guardian, Latestar, Lester, Northeaster, Raritan, Redchief, Sparkle, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service)

NEW MEXICO Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for New Mexico: Fern, Fort Laramie, Gem, Guardian, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Quinault, Robinson, Selva, Sequoia, Streamliner, Superfection, Surecrop, Tribute, Tristar, Tufts.  (According to the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and College of Agriculture and Home Economics)

NEW YORK Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for New York: Allstar, Bounty, Cavendish, Delite, Earliglow, Fletcher, Guardian, Honeoye, Jewel, Kent, Raritan, Redchief, Scott.  (According to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County)

NORTH CAROLINA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for North Carolina: Albion, Bish, Camarosa, Camino Real, Chandler, Gaviota, Gem Star, Oso Grande, Seascape, Strawberry Festival, Sweet Charlie, Treasure, Ventana.  (According to the North Carolina Strawberry Association)

NORTH DAKOTA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for North Dakota: Dunlap, Ft. Laramie, Gem, Honeoye, Redcoat, Stoplight, Trumpeter.  (According to the North Dakota State Agricultural and University Extension)

OHIO Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Ohio: Delite, Earliglow, Guardian, Kent, Lateglow, Lester, Midway, Redchief, Surecrop, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the Ohio State University Extension)

OKLAHOMA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Oklahoma: Albritton , Allstar, Apollo, Arking, Blakemore, Canoga, Cardinal, Chandler, Delite, Earliglow, Fletcher, Guardian, Holiday, Hood, Lateglow, Luscious Lady, Ozark Beauty, Scott, Spring Giant, Sunrise, Surecrop, Tennessee Beauty, Trumpeter.  (According to the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service)

OREGON Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Oregon: Benton, Fern, Ft. Laramie, Hecker, Hood, Olympus, Ozark Beauty, Puget Reliance, Quinault, Rainier, Redcrest, Selva, Shuksan, Sumas, Tillikum, Tristar, Totem.  (According to the Oregon State University Extension Service)

PENNSYLVANIA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Pennsylvania: Albion, Allstar, Camarosa, Chandler, Darselect, Earliglow, Everest, Evie-2, Honeoye, Jewel, L’Amour, Seascape, Sweet Charlie, Tribute, Tristar, Wendy.  (According to the Penn State University Small-scale and Part-time Farming Project)

RHODE ISLAND Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Rhode Island: Brunswick, Cabot, Clancy, Darselect, Earliglow, Eros, Honeoye, Jewel, L’Amour, Sable.  (According to the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference)

SOUTH CAROLINA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for South Carolina: Albritton, Apollo, Cardinal, Chandler, Delite, Douglas, Earliglow, Florida 90, Sunrise, Surecrop, Tioga.  (According to the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service)

SOUTH DAKOTA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for South Dakota: Annapolis, Bounty, Crimson King, Earliglow, Ft. Laramie, Glooscap, Honeoye, Jewel, Kent, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Redcoat, Selva, Seneca, Settler, Sparkle, Tribute, Tristar, Trumpeter, Veestar.  (According to the South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service)

TENNESSEE Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Tennessee: Allstar, Cardinal, Delite, Delmarvel, Earliglow, Guardian, Lateglow, Red Chief, Scott, Surecrop, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Tennessee)

TEXAS Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Texas: Allstar, Cardinal, Chandler, Douglas, Pajaro, Sequoia.  (According to the Texas A&M System, Department of Horticultural Sciences, AgriLife Extension)

UTAH Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Utah: Allstar, Chandler, Earliglow, Evie-2, Honeoye, Jewel, Ogallala, Seascape, Sparkle, Tribute.  (According to the Utah State University Cooperative Extension)

VERMONT Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Vermont: Allstar, Annapolis, Brunswick, Cabot, Cavendish, Clancey, Cornwallis, Darselect, Earliglow, Everest, Honeoye, Jewel, Kent, L’Amour, Lateglow, Mesabi, Mic Mac, Mira, Mohawk, Northeaster, Sable, Seascape, Seneca, Sparkle, Tribute, Tristar, Veestar, Winona.  (According to the University of Vermont Extension)

VIRGINIA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Virginia: Allstar, Delite, Delmarvel, Earliglow, Honeoye, Lateglow, Ozark Beauty, Redchief, Sunrise, Surecrop, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension)

WASHINGTON Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Washington: Hood, Nanaimo, Puget Reliance, Quinault, Rainier, Selva, Shuksan, Tillicum, Totem, Tribute, Tristar.  (According to the Washington State University Extension)

WEST VIRGINIA Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for West Virginia: Allstar, Annapolis, Earliglow, Sable, Seneca, Surecrop.  (According to the West Virginia University Extension Service)

WISCONSIN Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Wisconsin: Annapolis, Cavendish, Crimson Fern, Fort Laramie, King, Earliglow, Glooscap, Honeoye, Jewel, Kent, Lateglow, Lester, Mesabi, Mira, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Raritan, Redchief, Seascape, Selva, Seneca, Sparkle, Tribute, Tristar, Winona.  (According to the Cooperative Extension System of the University of Wisconsin)

WYOMING Strawberry Varieties

Recommended strawberry varieties for Wyoming: Dunlap, Fort Laramie, Guardian, Honeoye, Ogallala, Ozark Beauty, Quinault, Redcoat, Surecrop, Tribute, Tristar, Trumpeter.  (According to the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture)

87 thoughts on “Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State

  1. I’m Alhudan i am from Indonesia, I have planted almost 150 trees of strawberry, but the strawberry that I have is not so big I have given compost manure, please give me advice on what kind of strawberry? which is suitable for a tropical climate that has a large size?

  2. Hi. I live in Utah. I bought Everbearing strawberries at my local nursery. They have been very prolific and bear lots of fruit in early and late summer, just not in really hot months. One thing I recommend is planting them far enough apart. They seem to grow quite large

  3. Mr S-
    I planted 50 Ozark beauty plants in April. Trimmed runners and flowers until plant was bigger. Now beginning of July I’m waiting for berries. I had some flowers but not what I would consider good for 50 plants.
    I’ve used some 10-10-10 and a bit of bone meal after planting.
    Had minor probs with red stele but phosphorous seemed to help.
    Plants look good for most part, just waiting on fruit. Do I just need patience or soil amendment?
    Billy,
    MASS.
    Zone 6a

  4. Good day, I am interested in the production of strawberries at commercial level and under a system of semi hydroponics, but in my city (Lima – Peru) the weather is something special, we have a summer from December to April with temperatures of 19 ° C per the night and 25 ° C in the day, with an autumn as well as the almost imperceptible spring, the winter is well marked (and special for what I will comment) begins in June and extends until October with an average temperature of 12 ° C per the night and 16 ° C of day with a relative humidity between 75% and 90%, it does not rain, the detail is in that the sky is gray (cloudy) but with embarrassment in this epoch, according to these conditions that variety could use.
    Thanks, I’m waiting.
    Ciryl Avendaño.

    • Have you tried the Eversweet everbearing strawberry? I would suggest trying it on a small scale to see how it grows in your climate. The variety that you plant will depend on what is available in your country, as most countries prohibit the import of plants due to disease risks.

  5. hi
    mr strawberry
    I live in a tropical area. here october- january is basically the winter season. is it possible to grow strawberries here?
    if possible which type of variety can be best to grow?
    tnanks in advance.

    • hemel,
      It is very difficult to grow strawberries in tropical climates. You can do it in climate-controlled environments, and you might be able to get a crop with short-day June-bearing strawberries during the winter months. However, I’d not recommend trying it due to the possible complication. Good luck!

  6. Hello
    I live in Western NC. My husband and I just constructed 3 raised beds and are planting strawberries in one of them. We bought Quinault and Allstar plants and just bought and planted 40 Jewel roots. I just read on your web-site that Jewel are suseptible to root rot and a number of other not so good things. Should I pull the roots out and start over and will they affet my Quinault and Allstar berries. Thanks

    • Lori,
      You can, but I wouldn’t if it were my beds and I’d already planted. The fact that you constructed raised beds is good as it will facilitate water drainage. If you take appropriate care of them, you will likely have no problems with any of the varieties you planted. If you want to be completely safe, however, you could uproot and replant a different variety. Good luck!

  7. Does anyone still sell Pocahontas variety strawberries. I am looking to start growing strawberries again an this was my best berry variety.

  8. I live in Arkansas and I decided to grow everbearing berries this year. I planted mostly Ozark Beauty with a couple of Quinault plants that I got on sale at a nursery. I noticed that neither is recommended in Arkansas, but the Ozark Beauty is recommended in Missouri, which I live near. Are any of these two not recommended?

    • Tom W,
      While neither of those two are recommended “officially” for Arkansas, both should do just fine there. I’d not worry with it at all and just enjoy your harvest when it comes in! Good luck!

  9. Hi Friends I live in Nth/Est Thailand & would like to help the local farmers grow something different to rice Our climate is 3/4 months rain the rest is hot & humid Can you please give me some ideas as to which variety of strawberries to grow here Kindness
    Leigh Harris

    • Leigh Harris,
      Unfortunately, strawberries are naturally temperate and just won’t do very well in constant heat and humidity. The 3/4 months of rain will cause pathogenic fungi organisms to damage or kill your strawberry plants. So, it would probably be better in this case to not try. I’m sorry!

  10. Hi
    I was interested in buying the Camarosa variety and the flavorfest variety of strawberries. However, I live in western Massachusetts and these strawberries are not on the Massachusetts list. If these are not recommended for my area, could you recommend something to me. Thank you.

    • Tanya,
      Although the Camarosa and Flavorfest varieties aren’t on the list, both should do just fine in Massachusetts. Go ahead and plant them! Good luck!

  11. Mr strawberry
    i live in Puerto Rico a very hot tropical island, which strawberry plant its right for this climate, thank you…

    • lourdes,
      Unfortunately, if you don’t have a climate-controlled greenhouse, no strawberries are well-suited for your location. Sorry!

  12. Acquired Loran strawberry plants 2 years ago for my southwestern PA location. They did terrible in my raised garden. In fact, after scanning the various states, I cannot find the Loran variety recommended for any USA state. Could you please tell me what geographical area the Loran variety is intended for? This year, choosing more geographically friendly varieties!

    • Kathy Rader,
      Loran plants are more of an ornamental variety. They typically aren’t recommended for fruit production. Good luck!

  13. I am wanting to produce day-neutral strawberries commercially in central Kansas. I am looking at planting Evie 2 and Albion. Any tips or suggestions?

    • Caleb KS,
      You might want to consider using a June-bearing type. The day-neutrals are harder to make profitable due to their overall lower yield of berries as compared to June-bearing varieties. If you are sure you want to go with a day-neutral variety, the two you mentioned can work. Tribute and Tristar are a couple of others you may want to investigate. Good luck!

  14. if I wanted to start propagating strawberry plants, how can I determine which plants are illegal to grow and sell? (i.e. – new varieties and legal protections?)

  15. this site has helped me out so much. ive started a berry garden and was wondering if theres a miss blueberry or mr blackberry…. id like my other berrys to look as good as my strawberry..

    • scott,
      Thanks for the compliment! I do actually grow blueberries also, but I don’t have time to maintain a blueberry site as well. I’m sorry!

  16. Last week at my local Home Depot in Canton, I bought some Alistar, Ozark Beauty and the Quinault variety berries and after checking the list for Ohio, none of these varieties are recommend for the state. Will they grow in my area and why if they are not recommended for this area would the local Home Depot sell them? The plants are in the Bonnie brand pots that get planted directly into the ground. Any help you can supply would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

    • Doug in OH,
      While those varieties may not be specifically recommended as the best possible varieties, they ARE some of the most popular, well-adapted varieties. Home Depot and Lowes and the other big box stores contract out to the big nurseries to get a certain amount of plants and then distribute those out to their retail outlets. They choose varieties that should do reasonably well across many different climates and locations. The varieties of plants you purchased should still do well for you if you care for them appropriately, so don’t worry! And, good luck!

  17. UGH, I just bought 12 Oregon and All Star Strawberry plants at Home Depot. I live in Asheville, NC a 3,000 ft elevation. The oregon and alstar are suggested for oregon not NC. Should I take them back???

    • Jill,
      No, if they were available where you live, they should do well. All Star, in particular, is a very well-adapted variety. You should do just fine with those varieties. Good luck!

  18. We live in Eastern TN, elevation around 1000′, humid summers, rainy winters. I would like to plant Quinault and 1 other variety, what would you recommend? I’m looking for superior taste more than any other quality. Thank you so very much.

  19. I just received Fiesta variety cultivars to plant as a substitute for my Chandler variety of plugs.
    However, I cannot see anything about this variety on the web. Can you tell me if they are suited for Arkansas and anything about them. Are they a day neutral or ever9bearing?

    • Karen Martin,
      Fiesta strawberries are a less-common variety, but are more suitable to warmer weather than are many other varieties, just like Chandler strawberries are. They are a good substitute for Chandlers. I believe they are June-bearing. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you get the Fiesta plugs/plants from?

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