Strawberry Varieties

Introduction to the Strawberry Varieties Page

If you have decided to plant strawberries and need help sorting through the myriad of strawberry varieties to pick the right one for you, you’ve come to the right spot! Ever since the Garden Strawberry began to dominate the commercial strawberry industry (see the history section on the Strawberry Plant page for more details), a concerted effort to breed a better strawberry has occurred. Organizations in North America, Europe, and Australia have led the charge. As a result, new and improved strawberry varieties are developed and released almost yearly.

So, which strawberry variety is right for you, your needs, your location? Of course, it depends on several factors. This page is designed to help you consider all your options and pick one or more strawberry varieties that will perform well for you. If you have already settled on a variety, compare prices for your chosen cultivar at the Buy Strawberry Plants page.  You can also find a directory of plant suppliers at our Strawberry Plants for Sale page.  Or, you can find strawberry seed suppliers at our Strawberry Seeds page.  Whichever strawberry varieties you select, be sure to reference the Growing Strawberries page for help maximizing your strawberry yield!

How the Strawberry Varieties Page Works

This main Strawberry Varieties page serves as a hub for everything related to individual strawberry varieties. The heart of this page is the List of Strawberry Varieties / Cultivars below. You can sort it according to each of the categories to better find exactly which strawberry variety will work best for you and your strawberry growing desires. Prior to the List of Strawberry Varieties / Cultivars table, a brief explanation of the three strawberry types will provide some background information as you select which strawberry type and variety is right for you.  If you have no idea which strawberry variety (or varieties) is appropriate for your location, the list of recommended strawberry cultivars for each state will help guide you.

New strawberry varieties are constantly being bred and released. So, the links at the bottom of this page will be updated regularly with new information and links. And, feel free to use the comments or the form on the About page to contact us with questions or remarks.

List of Strawberry Types

Prior to browsing our table of strawberry varieties, it is important to review the three types of strawberries. Strawberry plants can be either June-bearing (June bearing), everbearing (ever-bearing), or day-neutral (day neutral).

June-bearing strawberry varieties:

Any list of strawberry varieties will probably contain more June-bearing strawberry varieties than any other. June bearers are tremendously popular and common. They typically produce the largest strawberries, and do so over a period of two to three weeks, on average. Most June bearing strawberry varieties produce a harvest around the month of June, hence the name. However, strawberry varieties are further classified into Early Season, Midseason, and Late Season. By selecting strawberry plant varieties that produce during different parts of the season, you can prolong your harvest and enjoy fresh strawberries for an extended period of time. June bearing strawberries are most often of the Garden Strawberry variety (Fragaria x ananassa). June bearing strawberries are often planted using the matted row system.

For reference, each of the June bearing strawberry types generally sets fruit for a total of 10 to 14 days. Early Season strawberry varieties usually begin fruiting in late spring. Early Midseason strawberry varieties begin fruiting about 5 days after Early Season varieties. Midseason strawberry varieties begin producing approximately 8 days after Early Season varieties. Late Midseason strawberry varieties begin fruiting about 10 days after Early Season varieties, and Late Season strawberry varieties begin their berry production about 14 days after the Early Season varieties.

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Everbearing strawberry varieties:

Everbearing strawberries aren’t really “everbearing.” They generally produce two harvests per year: one in the spring and another in the late summer or fall. Under ideal conditions, it is possible for some everbearing varieties to produce three berry harvests. Most everbearing strawberry types are also Fragaria x ananassa hybrids, but some are of the species Fragaria vesca. In general, everbearing varieties put out less runners than the June bearing varieties, as most of the plants productive energy is directed toward producing multiple strawberry harvests. Everbearing strawberries are often planted using the hill system or in locations where space is limited.

Day-neutral strawberry varieties:

Day neutral strawberry plants are unique. Unlike June bearing varieties, day neutral strawberries will produce a good yield in the first year they are planted. They flower and set strawberries whenever the temperature is between 35 and 85 degrees. They will still be producing fruit in October during milder years. The drawback to day neutral strawberry plants is that they produce smaller strawberries than do the June bearing and everbearing strawberry varieties. Their fruit is usually small to medium in size, rarely exceeding one inch. Day neutral strawberry varieties are often planted using the hill system or in locations where space is limited.

Recommended Strawberry Varieties for Each State (or Province/Territory)

There are hundreds of different strawberry cultivars.  Each one performs differently depending on the climate and conditions in which it is grown.  To maximize strawberry production, it is important to choose a variety that is well-suited to your growing region.  If you don’t already know which specific strawberry cultivars are a good choice for your state, you can find out by viewing the Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State (U.S.A.) or by viewing the Recommended Strawberry Varieties by Province or Territory (Canada).

Interactive List of Strawberry Varieties / Cultivars

The following table is interactive. Click the column title at the top to rearrange and sort the entries according to the contents of that column. New varieties will be added on an on-going basis as they are discovered or brought to our attention.

List of Strawberry Varieties / Cultivars

VarietySpeciesSeasonDeveloperReleasePedigreeNotes
Ac Valley SunsetFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonAndrew Jamieson in Kentville, Nova ScotiaPlant shows good vigor with no apparent foliage disease concerns.
Ac Wendy
Fragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonKentville Research Station in Nova ScotiaAn Evangeline crossModerately resistant to powdery mildew and red stele, but susceptible to verticillium wilt. Frost damage potential, very early flowering.
Alaska PioneerFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Cheyenne1968Not available commercially
AlbaFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonNew Fruits s.a.s., Italy2002Resistant to most common root diseases, tolerant to mildew (Oidium fragariae) and Xanthomonas fragariae, susceptible to Colletotrichum acutatum.
AlbionFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUniv. of California2006Diamante × Cal94.16-1
Resistant to verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot, and relatively resistant to anthracnose crown rot.
AlexandriaFragaria vescaEverbearingGeorge W. Park Seed Co, USA1964Runnerless, must be seed-propagated.
AlibrittonFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1951Not available commercially
AliceFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1993
Alinta
Fragaria × ananassaDay-Neutral
AllstarFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUSDA / Univ. of Maryland1981US 4419 × MDVS 3184This widely adapted variety has performed consistently well from the East to central Midwest. It is highly resistant to red stele, with intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Very popular in Michigan.
Alpine StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern HemisphereAlso known as the woodland strawberry, fraises des bois, wild strawberry, European strawberry. The Fragaria alpina species is now considered the same as Fragaria vesca.
AmeliaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1998Includes Pandora, Marmolada, Kent, and ProvidenceSplitting below the calyx has been noted in some trials. Moderate resistance to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum).
AnitabisFragaria × ananassaVery Early SeasonMagnani & Molari, ItalyTolerant to most common root diseases and grows well in non-sterilized soil. Moderately tolerant to mildew (Oidium fragariae) and has a low susceptibility to Colletotrichum acutatum.
AnnapolisFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1984(Micmac × Raritan) × EarliglowA vigorous and winter-hardy variety, Annapolis has resistance to red stele.
AnnelieFragaria × vescanaSwedish breeding program at Balsgård1977A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
ApolloFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1970
ArapahoeFragaria × ananassaEverbearingUSDA, Cheyenne1954Extremely hardy variety even into Canada. Not available commercially.
AromelFragaria × ananassa
AsiaFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonNew Friuts s.a.s., Italy2005Tolerant to most common root diseases, susceptible to mildew (Oidium fragariae) and Colletotrichum acutatum. Frost resistant.
AtlasFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1970
AvalonFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonRutgers UniversityGood flavor and berry firmness. Large, vigorous plants.
Baron SolemacherFragaria vescaEverbearingF. C. Heinemann, Germany1935Runnerless, must be seed-propagated.
Beach StrawberryFragaria chiloensisThis strawberry species goes by several names: beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, coastal strawberry.
Bellmar Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale1932Not available commercially
BeniciaFragaria × ananassaShort-day June-bearingUniversity of California, Strawberry Improvement Program2010See profile of this strawberry variety by clicking its name in the far left column.
BentonFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1975
BishFragaria × ananassaJim Ballington of North Carolina State University2002This cultivar was developed for use in plasticulture systems and has good disease resistance. It is especially well suited to the upper Piedmont and Mountain regions of North Carolina.
BlakemoreFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale, MD1930Tart berries best used for jams and jellies. Produces lots of runners.
Blanc AmélioréFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in Great BritainWhite strawberries. Doubtful that clone in existance today is identical to the historical variety. Sometimes has enormous berries of the Fressant type.
BogotaFragaria × ananassa
BoleroFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK1996Includes Redgauntlet, Wiltguard, Gorella, Cardinal, and SelvaModerately resistant to powdery mildew. Some resistance to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and wilt (Verticillium dahliae).
BountifulFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1993
BrightmoreFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1942Not available commercially
BrunswickFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonUSDA / Kentville Research Center, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada1999Cavendish × 'Honeoye'Resistant to red stele. Susceptible to Phytophthora crown rot. Likely sensitive to Sinbar. Good for home gardens. Good for northern locations.
CabotFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1998('Elsanta' × K79-5) × (ArKing × K7-40)Known for its huge berries, excellent flavor, winter hardiness and disease resistance. Best suited for northern locations and home gardens. Susceptible to Botrytis and crown rot.
CalypsoFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK1991Rapella × SelvaOne of the everbearing strawberry varieties that produces significant runners. Moderately resistant to wilt (Verticillium dahliae). It is susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis).
Cambridge FavouriteFragaria × ananassa
CanogaFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonCornell Small Fruits Breeding ProgramNY1123 (‘Senga Sengana’ x ‘Midland’) x Holiday (1979)Good for plasticulture.
CapronFragaria moschataQuintinye (the gardener to Louis XIV)1672Also known as Le Chapiron, Chapiton, Capiton.
CardinalFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAES (Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station)Good for Pick-Your-Own operations. Most common commercial strawberry cultivar in Oklahoma.
CassandraFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1998Includes Rosie, Eros, Rapella, and SelvaGood runner production. Moderately resistant to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis) but susceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum).
CavendishFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1990Glooscap × AnnapolisHighly resistant to red stele and has some resistance to Verticillium wilt.
ChandlerFragaria × ananassaMidseasonWell-suited for southern planting. A Californian variety that is adaptable to the eastern U.S. Susceptible to anthracnose disease.
Cheyenne 2Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Cheyenne1942Not available commercially
Cheyenne 3Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Cheyenne1942Not available commercially
Chilean StrawberryFragaria chiloensisThis strawberry species goes by several names: beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, coastal strawberry.
ChristineFragaria × ananassaDr. Derek Jennings2002Highly resistant to Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis). Susceptible to crown rot (Phythophthora cactorum).
ClancyFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonDr. Courtney Weber of the Cornell Breeding Program in Geneva, NY (Cornell / NYSAES)2003MDUS4774 × MDUS5199Plants fruit late, resistant to red stele.
Coastal Strawberry
Fragaria chiloensisThis strawberry species goes by several names: beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, coastal strawberry.
DaroyalFragaria × ananassaDarbonne-Inotalis breeding program in France.Plants have strong rooting capacity.
DarrowFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1974Not available commercially
DarselectFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonDarbonne, France1998Parker × 'Elsanta'Widely adapted variety for plasticulture or matted-row production. Very sesceptible to leaf scorch and powdery mildew. Signed non-propagation agreement may be required before shipment due to patent laws.
DaybreakFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1939Not available commercially
DeliaFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2007'Honeoye' × ITA 80-51-1Delia does not have strong resistance to any of the common strawberry diseases. A spray program with soil sterilization may be needed.
DeliteFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Carbondale1974
DelmarvelFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1994
DixielandFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1953Not available commercially
DorsettFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale1933
EarlibelleFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1964
EarlidawnFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1956Not available commercially
EarliglowFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1975(Fairland × Midland) × (Redglow × Surecrop)A good variety for beginners. Good resistance to red stele and intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt.
Early Cheyenne 1Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Cheyenne1942Not available commercially
Early MidwayFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1964Not available commercially
Eleanor RooseveltFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1939Not available commercially
EleganceFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK2009EM834 × EM1033Moderately resistant to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae). Susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis).
ElsantaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonPlant Research International B.V.1975'Gorella' x 'Holiday'
ElviraFragaria × ananassa
EmilyFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1995'Honeoye' × GeaResistant to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) although susceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae).
ErosFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, U.K.1985Allstar × 'Elsanta'Performs well in plasticulture and in the matted-row system. Resistant to red stele, and tolerant of leaf diseases.
European StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern HemisphereAlso known as the woodland strawberry, fraises des bois, wild strawberry, alpine strawberry.
EvangelineFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1975(Honeoye × Veestar) × NYUS119Tolerant to leaf diseases. Susceptible to red stele.
EverestFragaria × ananassa
Evie 2Fragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralEdward Vinson Ltd. (U.K.)2006Everglade × J92D12Less sensitive to warm summer temperatures. Produces one of the highest yeilds of the day-neutral strawberry varieties.
FairfaxFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale1933Not available commercially
FairlandFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1947Not available commercially
FairmoreFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1939Not available commercially
FairpeakeFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1944Not available commercially
FenellaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK2009EM931 × EM972Good resistance to Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum). Susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis)
Flamenco
Fragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK2002Evita × EMR77 (EMR77 involves Selva, Tioga, Gorella, and Gento)Susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis).
FlavorfestFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUSDA, Beltsville2012B759 x B786Click on link at beginning of row for details.
FlorenceFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1997[Tioga x ('Redgauntlet' × (Wiltguard × Gorella))] × (Providence × self)Moderately resistant to powdery mildew and other fungal leaf diseases. The variety has also shown tolerance to vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatas) and has good resistance to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum).
FlorikaFragaria × vescanaGerman breeding program1989('Sparkle' × F. vesca 'Semperflorens') × 'Klettererdebeere H.'A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
Fort LaramieFragaria × ananassaEverbearingUSDA, Cheyenne1973
Fragaria daltonianaFragaria daltonianaNative to the HimalayasFragaria daltoniana berries are of poor flavor. There is no commercial value for this species.
Fragaria glaucaFragaria glaucaNative to North AmericaFragaria glauca is also referred to as a subspecies of Fragaria virginiana. These wild-type strawberry plants are found in the wild in Alaska and other northern locations.
Fragaria iinumaeFragaria iinumaeNative to Japan
Fragaria moupinensisFragaria moupinensisNative to China
Fragaria nilgerrensisFragaria nilgerrensisNative to southern and southeast AsiaFragaria nilgerrensis berries are of poor flavor. There is no commercial value for this species.
Fragaria nipponicaFragaria nipponicaNative to the western side of the Japanese island of Honshū
Fragaria nipponica yakusimensisFragaria nipponica yakusimensisNative to the Japanese island of YakushimaCultivated in Japan for its fruit.
Fragaria nubicolaFragaria nubicolaNative to the HimalayasFragaria nubicola is of no commercial value.
Fragaria orientalisFragaria orientalisNative to eastern Asia and eastern Siberia
Fragaria viridisFragaria viridisNative to Europe and central AsiaVery small berries.
Fragaria yezoensisFragaria yezoensisNative to the eastern side of the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, the Kuril Islands, and Sakhalin in RussiaFragaria yezoensis is of no economic value.
Fraises des BoisFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern HemisphereAlso known as the woodland strawberry, alpine strawberry, wild strawberry, European strawberry
Frel (Pink Panda) Fragaria × ComarumFragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisPink flowers; few fruit.
Fruitful SummerFragaria × ananassa
GallettaFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonJim Ballington at North Carolina State University2006One of the strawberry varieties well-suited to both home and commercial growers. It is especially well suited to the upper Piedmont and Mountain regions of North Carolina.
GartenfreudeFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in GermanyProduces large strawberries, sometimes of the Fressant type.
GemmaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonNew Fruits s.a.s., ItalyResistant to the most common diseases.
GlooscapFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1983Mic Mac × BountySusceptible to red stele. June yellows has been observed. Tolerant to Sinbar.
Golden AlexandriaFragaria vescaEverbearingRunnerless, must be seed-propagated.
Governor SimcoeFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonHRIO1985Guardian × HolidaySusceptible to powdery mildew and leaf blight.
GuardianFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1969
HapilFragaria × ananassaDeveloped in Belgium1977Gorella × Souvenir de Charles Machiroux
HeckerFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonHoneyoye × (Vibrant × Holiday)Purchase plant here.
HokowaseFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonDeveloped in JapanOld Japanese cultivar
HoneoyeFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonCornell / NYSAES1979Vibrant × HolidayOne of the top strawberry varieties for over 20 years. Vigorous plants with no soil-disease resistance.
HoodFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1965
IdeaFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonThe Italian breeding program in Cesena, ItalyHas red stele resistance and anthracnose tolerance.
Illa MartinFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in GermanyProduces white strawberries with red "seeds" (achenes).
IrresistableFragaria × ananassaEast Malling Research, UK2001Includes strawberry varieties Rosie, Eros, Rapella, and SelvaModerately resistant to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) but susceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
ItascaFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonUSDA / Univ. of Minnesota2005Allstar × SenecaResistant to leaf diseases and red stele. May have an unpleasant aftertaste.
Iturup StrawberryFragaria iturupensisNative to Iturup of the Kuril Islands, JapanHas relatively large berries for a wild-type species.
JewelFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonCornell / NYSAES1985('Senga Sengana' × NYE58) × HolidayPlants have moderate winter hardiness. Care must be taken at renovation to maintain a good plant stand. Sensitive to Sinbar. Susceptible to leaf spot, red stele, powdery mildew, black root rot, and Verticillium.
JoanFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale1933
JudibellFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonEast Malling Research, UK2005Includes Pandora and Elsanta as grandparentsGood resistance to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum). Partial resistance to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) and black spot (Colletotrichum acutatum).
KalindaFragaria × ananassaDepartment of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia199792-050-76 x Lowanna (1997)Plants have a moderate chilling requirement. No particular susceptibility to pests. Strong resistance to powdery mildew.
KentFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1981('Redgauntlet' × Tioga) × RaritanProduces multi-crowned plants with few runners in hot conditions. Very susceptible to leaf spot, leaf scorch, angular leaf spot, Botrytis, Sinbar, and anthracnose fruit rot.
KiewaFragaria × ananassaDepartment of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, AustraliaTallara x ChandlerNo particular susceptibility to pests, leaf, or fruit diseases.
LambadaFragaria × ananassaPlant Research International B.V.1982(Sivetta x Holiday) x (Karina x Primella)Good resistance to Verticillium Wilt, Crown Rot and Grey Mold. Slightly prone to Mildew and Alternaria Leaf Spot and somewhat susceptible to Red Core.
L'AmourFragaria × ananassaMidseasonCornell / NYSAES (NY State Experiment Station)2003(MDUS5252 × Etna) × CavendishLong, round conic shape with a fancy calyx makes them very attractive. Susceptible to angular leaf spot.
LateglowFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1976Tamella × MdUS 3184
LatestarFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1995
L'Authentique OrléansFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonMcGill University and AAFC, St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, QuéL'Acadie x Joliette
LesterFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1984
LinnFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1976
LipstickFragaria × Comarum(Fragaria x ananassa) x Comarum palustre [hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensis]Grown for ornamental reasons.
Little ScarletFragaria virginianaC.J. WilkinBrought to Britain from America by C.J. Wilkin.
LoranFragaria × ananassa
LowannaFragaria × ananassaDepartment of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, AustraliaSelva x 89-064-1
LucyFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2009Includes Honeoye, Selva, and RapellaSome resistance to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum). Moderately susceptible to both verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
MaeFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2003Rosie × MarmoladaNo strong resistance to any of the common strawberry diseases. Consider a spray program and soil sterilization.
Malling OpalFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK2001Includes Evita, Selva, Elsanta, Providence, and Etna
Malling PearlFragaria × ananassaEverbearingEast Malling Research, UK2001Includes Evita, Selva, Elsanta, Providence, and Etna
MalwinaFragaria × ananassaPeter and Joseph Stoppel, GermanyTolerant to verticillium wilt.
Mara Des BoisFragaria × ananassaDeveloped by a French breeding programSmall to medium fruits contain the highest flavor and aroma of all strawberry varieties.
MasseyFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1940
MatisFragaria × ananassaMidseasonJacques Marionnet GFA, France2003Mara Des Bois x Marrionnet hybridCan produce over 1kg of strawberries per plant.
MaytimeFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1941Not available commercially
MesabiFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUniversity of Minnesota-USDA Cooperative Breeding programHighly resistant to red stele with good resistance to leaf diseases. A good choice for northern locations, especially in the northern Midwest. Suited for organic growing.
MidlandFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1944
MidwayFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1959
MillewaFragaria × ananassaDepartment of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia1992Chandler x AdinaNo particular susceptibility to pests. Strong resistance to powdery mildew. Plants have a moderate chilling requirement, which must be met for satisfactory plant growth.
MiraFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)1996Scott × 'Honeoye'Flavor may be tart. Berry texture becomes mealy under hot conditions.
MohawkFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville, and HRIO, Ontario1994MDUS 4587 × Earliglow
MojaveFragaria × ananassaShort-day June-bearingUniversity of California, Strawberry Improvement Program2010See profile of this strawberry variety by clicking its name in the far left column.
MollalaFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1961Not available commercially
MonophyllaFragaria vescaEverbearingDuchesne1885Also known as the Strawberry of Versailles. This variety is considered an oddity and has one large leaflet instead of the normal three.
MultiplexFragaria vescaEverbearingThis variety is considered an oddity. It is double-flowered, but sets less and smaller fruit.
MuricataFragaria vescaEverbearingAlso known as the Plymouth strawberry. Flowers are composed of numerous small, leafy bracts, and the fruit are similarly spiky.
Musk StrawberryFragaria moschataNative to EuropeAlso known as the Hautbois Strawberry or Hautboy Strawberry.
NarcissaFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale1933Not available commercially
NortheasterFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA, Beltsville1994High disease resistance.
NortheasternFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUSDA1994Mdus 4380 × HolidayResistant to the 5 eastern races of red stele, susceptible to powdery mildew.
NorthstarFragaria × ananassaFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1939Not available commercially
OgallalaFragaria × ananassaEverbearingUSDA, Cheyenne1956Extremely hardy variety, even into Canada.
OvationFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUSDA, Beltsville, MD breeding programResistant to five strains of red stele and shows good tolerance to foliage diseases. Especially suited for plasticulture.
Ozark BeautyFragaria × ananassaEverbearingJ.B. Winn, Arkansas1955Red Rich x Twentieth CenturyProbably the best everbearing strawberry variety for Arkansas. Mother plants produce runners and fruit well, but runner plants usually will not produce any strawberries during their first year, unlike most others.
PandoraFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1988(Von Humboldt × Redstar) × 'Merton Dawn'Moderately resistant to wilt (Verticillium dahliae), crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum), blackspot Colletotrichum acutatum, and powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis). Susceptible to red core (Phytophthora fragariae), angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae), and (Diplocarpon earliana).
PavanaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonPlant Research International B.V.
PegasusFragaria × ananassaEast Malling Research, UK1996Redgauntlet x Gorella
PelicanFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonUDSA, Beltsville, Poplarville1996
Pink Panda ('Frel')Fragaria × ComarumFragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisPink flowers, few fruit.
PocahontasFragaria × ComarumUSDA, Beltsville1953Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisNot available commercially
PreludeFragaria × ComarumUSDA, Beltsville1980Fragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisNot available commercially
PrimetimeFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1995
Profumata di TortonaFragaria moschataA musk strawberry
Quarantaine de PrinFragaria vescaEverbearingDeveloped in FranceAlmost extinct. May be identical to the variety ‘Erigée de Poitou’.
QuinaultFragaria × ananassaEverbearingWill produce strawberries on unrooted runners.
R14Fragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2007Sister to Serenity, with better fruit quality but lower yields.
RabundaFragaria × ananassa
RadianceFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Cheyenne1954Not available commercially
RebeckaFragaria × ananassaSwedish breeding program at Balsgård1998('Fern' × F. vesca 4×) × F. × ananassa F861502A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
RecordFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonDr. Walther Faedi, at the Instituto Sperimentale per la Fruitticoltura, Forli, ItalyAn 'Idea' hybridA very vigorous plant with no apparent foliage issues.
RedchiefFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonUSDA, Beltsville1968NC 1768 × Surecrop
RedcrestFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1990
RedgauntletFragaria × ananassa
RedgemFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1993
RedglowFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1956Not available commercially
RedheartFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale1932Not available commercially
RedstarFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1940Not available commercially
Red Ruby ('Samba')Fragaria × ComarumFragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisRed flowers, few fruit.
RhapsodyFragaria × ananassa
RosanneFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1980Not available commercially
RosieFragaria × ananassaEarly MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1999Honeoye x Forli
RoxanaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonNew Fruits s.a.s., Italy2001Very resistant to most common root diseases, tolerant to powdery mildew (Oidium fragariae) and Xanthomonas fragariae, quite susceptible to Colletotrichum acutatum.
Royal SovereignFragaria × ananassa
RügenFragaria vescaEverbearingEmil Spangenberg from Morsleben1920Runnerless, must be seed-propagated. Originated from Castle Putbus in Germany.
SableFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC, Kentville N.S.1998Veestar × CavendishGood winter hardiness. Resistant to red stele. Susceptible to angular leaf spot and Botrytis.
Saint PierreFragaria × ananassaMidseasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)2001Chandler × Jewel
SallybrightFragaria × ananassaMidseasonEast Malling Research, UK2007Includes Alice, Selva, and Eros
Samba (Red Ruby)Fragaria × ComarumFragaria × Comarum hybrid involving Fragaria chiloensisRed flowers, few fruit.
SapphireFragaria × ananassaMidseasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2002319A92 × V7737-2Low yield. Susceptible to Botrytis, otherwise, disease tolerance unknown.
SaraFragaria × vescanaSwedish breeding program at Balsgård1988'Annelie' × [('Sparkle' × F. vesca 4×) open pollinated]A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
SashaFragaria × ananassaEast Malling Research, UK1999EM881 x ErosSusceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
ScottFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1979
SeascapeFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUniversity of California1991Peak production in August and early September. Highly successful for north eastern growers for summer and fall production.
SelvaFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralOne of the strawberry varieties most widely planted in California and Florida. Produces very large strawberries.
SenecaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonCornell University small fruits breeding program in Geneva, N.Y.1991NY1261 × HolidayPerforms well in the matted row system, excels in plasticulture.
Senga SenganaFragaria × ananassa
SentinelFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1980Not available commercially
SerenityFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2003137A84 x ChandlerSusceptible to anthracnose fruit rot.
SiletzFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1955Not available commercially
SiouxFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Cheyenne1948
SonataFragaria × ananassaMidseasonFresh Forward, Wageningen, The Netherlands (Selected by Bert Meulenbroek)1998Able to stand very hot spells and periods of heavy rain.
SophieFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonEast Malling Research, UK1997(Hapil x Streamliner) x Kent
SouthlandFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Glenn Dale1932Not available commercially
SpadekaFragaria × vescanaGerman breeding program1977A mutant parent plant was created to allow a non-sterile hybrid to be created between two species that would normally not cross.
SparkleFragaria × ananassaLate Season1949Fairfax x AberdeonOne of the heirloom strawberry varieties. Excellent choice for home gardeners and pick-your-own operations in northern climates.
St. PierreFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonAAFC, St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué2002Chandler x JewelSusceptible to anthracnose fruit rot and powdery mildew.
StarbrightFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1940Not available commercially
StelemasterFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1954Not available commercially
SumnerFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1980Not available commercially
SurecropFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1956Fairland × Mdus 1972
SuwaneeFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1945Not available commercially
Sweet CharlieFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUniversity of Florida, Gulf Coast Research and Education CenterFL 80-456 x PajaroResistant to crown rot, most fruit rot, two-spotted spider mites, powdery mildew. Susceptible to leaf blight.
SymphonyFragaria × ananassa
SyriaFragaria × ananassaMidseasonNew Fruits s.a.s., ItalyTolerant to the most common diseases.
TallaraFragaria × ananassaDepartment of Primary Industries - Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia1988Parker x Pajaro
TempleFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1943Not available commercially
TitanFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville1971
TotemFragaria × ananassa
TributeFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUSDA, Beltsville1981EB18 × MdUS4258
TristarFragaria × ananassaDay-NeutralUSDA, Beltsville1981EB18 × MdUS4258
US 70Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992Not available commercially
US 159Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992Not available commercially
US 292Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992Not available commercially
US 438Fragaria × ananassaUSDA, Beltsville, Poplarville1992Not available commercially
V151Fragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonUniversity of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario2007(FL82-1452 x Selkirk) x (Chandler x 137A84)Very susceptible to anthracnose fruit infections, green petal disease. Flavor occasionally bland.
ValeFragaria × ananassaUSDA, Corvallis1966Not available commercially
Valley SunsetFragaria × ananassaVery Late SeasonAAFC, Kentville, Nova Scotia2006Great-grandparents include Pandora, Scotland, Micmac, Allstar, Cavendish and Bogota.Somewhat seedy.
VariegataFragaria × ananassa
VeestarFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonHRIO Vineland, Ontario1967Valentine × SparkleSusceptible to red stele. Tolerant to Sinbar. Excellent for jam.
ViktorianaFragaria × ananassaLate MidseasonEast Malling Research, UK1998Includes Eros, Providence, Linn, Selva, and RapellaGood resistance to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and wilt (Verticillium dahliae). Moderately resistant to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).
Virginia StrawberryFragaria virginianaNative to North AmericaOften called "wild strawberry."
Weisse SolemacherFragaria vescaEverbearingF. C. Heinemann, GermanyRunnerless, must be seed-propagated. One of the strawberry varieties that produces white strawberries.
WendyFragaria × ananassaEarly SeasonAAFC, Kentville, N.S.2006(Sable × K91-2) × EvangelineModerately resistant to powdery mildew. Susceptible to verticillium wilt. Plants do poorly in stressful conditions.
White CarolinaFragaria × ananassaPineberryHighly susceptible to leaf scorch
White DFragaria × ananassaPineberry
White PineFragaria × ananassaPineberrySelected by Dutch breeder Hans de Jongh from source stock discovered in France2009Likely descended from early cross between North and South American strawberries
Wild StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern HemisphereAlso known as the woodland strawberry, fraises des bois, European strawberry, alpine strawberry.
WinonaFragaria × ananassaLate SeasonUSDA, Beltsville / University of Minnesota Breeding Program1996Plants are vigorous, resistant to red stele, and have shown tolerance to black root-rot disease. A good choice for difficult growing conditions, northern climates.
Woodland StrawberryFragaria vescaEverbearingNative to Northern HemisphereAlso known as the alpine strawberry, fraises des bois, wild strawberry, European strawberry.
Yamaska Fragaria × ananassa AAFC
Fragaria × ananassaLate SeasonAAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)2001Pandora × 'Bogota'

Strawberry Varieties: Conclusion

If you have a notable (good or bad) experience with any particular strawberry variety, please let us know. Again, as new strawberry varieties are introduced, we will update this table to reflect recent developments. Additionally, links will be added below when new related articles are posted. So, check back often!

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193 thoughts on “Strawberry Varieties

  1. I want to try and grow the tristar variety this year. I have never grown any strawberries before. As I live in TN, I believe this is a good variety to try. Is pine straw a good thing to put in the beds and what type of fertilizer if any should I use? How far should they be spaced? BTW I love the site and I can’t wait to grow some berries!

    • Eric,
      I’m glad you’ve taken the plunge and started growing strawberries! Tristar should do well for you and, if cared for properly, will produce this year as a day-neutral variety. Of course, you can expect even bigger harvests next year and subsequent years. Pine straw is an acceptable mulch in a pinch, but hay straw is better, and spacing depends on which type of planting system you are going to use. The matted row system is probably the easiest and most commonly used. For more on how to be successful with strawberries, be sure to read through the main guide here: Growing Strawberries. Good luck!

  2. i live in central mo. i picked ozark beauty, do they give tons of runners?
    which way is best for sale: dry root, how many per bundle n how much? or potted?
    thank you,
    Edwiena

  3. In your opinion, what are the top five best tasting strawberry varieties? I have read that the wild strawberries have the best flavor but what about their texture and juiciness? I would like to grow a strawberry that is both flavorful and juicy.

    • Audrey,
      If flavor and juicy are your requirements, the wild-type strawberries are definitely for you. Be advised, however, that the drawbacks are that the plants are less-productive and the strawberries smaller. I would venture that Alpine strawberries would be a good fit for you!

  4. Mr. Strawberry,

    Thanks for this great site. We just bought a farm in Western Massachusetts this fall, which had a good-sized strawberry field already planted, last year. Never having grown strawberries before, and not knowing much about them, I just let them be. So now it’s an up-and-down winter, with mild stretches followed by frigid days, and very inconsistent snow-cover, and, of course, the plants aren’t mulched at all, because I only just learned that was the thing to do.

    I’m wondering what I can expect from these plants come spring, given the lack of cover. The previous owner planted four varieties, hoping for fruit succession throughout the season: Annapolis, Honeoye, Idea, Eros. He said only the first two varieties really produced well.

    Anyhow, any advice or reassurance would be welcome. I can also take crushing bad news… 😉

    best wishes,
    Ben

    • Ben,
      The two main problems you could encounter are cold injury and problems caused by extended soggy conditions that can rot the plants. If the plants haven’t been damaged by the cold (and there is a good chance they will do fine if it hasn’t gotten very, very frigid), you can expect them to pop right up in late winter this year. As for more specific advice, check the information and links on the Growing Strawberries page for a plethora of it! Good luck!

  5. Hi,

    First, great site…tons of good information here. :=)

    I live in Northern Virginia, and would like to grow Delmarvel. Many of the nurseries have now put up their ordering pages for spring plant shipments, but I can’t seem to find a single nursery who sells Delmarvel plants. Any hints or recommendations?

    Thx

    • Ron,
      Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for visiting the site! Delmarvel, though a good variety, has fallen out of favor with many growers since its heyday. Now, to my knowledge, none of the large plant stock suppliers sell it. Your best bet if you are set on that particular variety is to comb through the phone book calling all the nurseries and asking if they have any Delmarvel for sale. Or, you can find a good substitute relatively easily by browsing the Buy Strawberry Plants reference page. Good luck!

  6. Mr. Strawberry,

    I’m using an aeroponic system so the roots are never left soaking in water. They are sprayed with water every few minutes which then drains away. The root crown is well above the water and stays dry all the time and I’m using a very bright 600Watt bulb. I think I’ll order some Tribute or Tristars per your suggestion.

    Thanks Mr. Strawberry!
    Patrick.

  7. Hello,

    I’ve been growing 18 Fern strawberries hydroponically for a while now but I’m starting to think that Fern wasn’t the best choice in the day-neutral category. I’ve struggled with rot and leaf issues. Since I’ll do my best to control the environmental conditions and nutrients, would the best choice be a variety most resistant to disease? Looks like Albion are resistant to to verticillium wilt and various rots but maybe don’t produce as well as Evie2? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Patrick.

    • Patrick,
      Depending on your setup, any given day-neutral may perform better than any other. It can be difficult to grow strawberries hydroponically due to constant root saturation and the necessity to keep the crown appropriately elevated and not submerged. Appropriate lighting is also an absolute, and I’m sure you know all about that already. If you are going to try again, I’d recommend trying Tribute or Tristar. Both are some of the most successful commercial day-neutrals year after year, in part because they are fairly hardy. Good luck!

  8. Hi. I am living in Guadeloupe island French West Indies. I would like to know what is the best strawberry variety for tropical climate?

    • July,
      Unfortunately, strawberries are temperate plants and do not do well in tropical climates, for the most part (some can be grown at elevation in tropical latitudes). Therefore, there isn’t really a best strawberry variety for tropical climates. Both the heat and humidity make thriving nearly impossible for strawberry plants, but it can’t hurt to try. The varieties mentioned in the Zone 9 Strawberries post might fare better than others, if you can obtain them. Good luck!

  9. I would be grateful if someone can help me.

    I am new to this and want to plant some strawberry seeds. I want to attempt planting Day neutral strawberry variety. Can someone recommend the best type of this partucalr variety. I have heard that Evie 3 is the latest, is that correct?

    Thank you for your help.

    • Irina,
      You can use the sortable table above on this page to sort the varieties according to each of the headings. Doing that might give you a better idea of the options available to you. Evie is a good day-neutral variety, but your climate will play a significant role in determining which ones will do best for you. The three that are probably most readily adapted to a broad variety of climatic conditions are Tribute, Tristar, and Seascape.

  10. We tried a variety called Mesabi. HORRIBLE!!!! I am plowing them under next fall. Low plants, really miserable to pick, they seem to burrow into the ground. The berry is really sweet, like cotton candy, but they were so hard to get to market that we deemed them a waste of time and left them to rot.

  11. Hi – about 2 years ago we purchased 600 Everberring strawberry plants to start our own little pick you own type business. I ended up just using them to freeze and can, and share so far. We got these from Gurneys, and the first year I really didn’t know much and they overtook so quickly that we didn’t get too much, even after picking the first flowers, we ended up with the mold issues and spots. This past April I said I was going to do much better and have, however I am still not quite sure the best approach to make sure I get another great crop at the end of the summer, and hopefully some in between then and now. My first crop was pretty good, however I didn’t get them thinned out in time for the best production. When is the best time to get them prepared before the end of May, and how far apart once grown should the rows be and kept. I keep reading that Everbears don’t have many runners, but mine seem to multiply like rabbits! We originally wanted to grow organic, but found quickly thats almost impossible. What do you suggest the best way to fertilize and when? I know its a lot of questions at once, but I have friends coming over to help weed in hopes of getting another great crop and I want to make sure I am not missing something. Thanks – Kelley

  12. Hi I found some strawberries growing in my lawn and they have yellow flowers. I have planted some in tubs they have very small berries and loads of runners any idea what they are, there seems to be loads of flowers as well attached to the runners.

    • mark,
      Unfortunately, your yard strawberries are most likely the invasive weed most commonly called the “Mock Strawberry.” Its scientific name is Potentilla indica (although it used to be classified within the genus Duchesnea). The berries do not taste very good at all as they have very little flavor and can be somewhat dry (but they are edible). The yellow flowers are the tip-off. True strawberries don’t have yellow flowers. The profligate weed does. Very sorry!

  13. Thank you very very much for all of your input. I would like to get your address, so that after we make this wine, we can send you a bottle. Thank you again!!!

  14. Hi, I work at a winery in California and the owner/winemaker and I are very interested in making a Strawberry Wine. My family has strawberries growing on their land right now, I talked to the crop manager and he said he had no idea which strawberry would yield the best fruit for wine making. We have looked through different books and it doesn’t say either. I am not looking to make a syrup wine and if I need to blend the strawberries with one of our other varietals then I will do so. Just wanted to know which strawberry plant would be best. Thank you 🙂

    • Jaqi,
      As I’m sure you know, not all grapes are created equal when it comes to making wines. The great thing about strawberries is that most have a relatively high sugar content, and most do relatively well for making strawberry wine. However, if you are looking to make a preeminent dessert wine, no strawberries compare to the two wild-type strawberries: Fragaria virginiana and Fragaria vesca (aka Alpine strawberries). You can find these plants for sale here and here. Each wild strawberry packs a truly intense flavor and aroma, and, if you can grow enough of them, make exquisite wines. They are small, however, and the plants produce a relatively small yield. An intermediary that is also good for wine (and most commonly used for such a purpose in Europe) is the aromatic Mara des Bois. Since you work at a winery, my assumption is that the owner is likely looking to produce the highest quality largest quantity at the lowest price in order to have a product people will enjoy AND that will allow the venture to be profitable. For that, most June-bearing varieties will suffice. The varieties that are traditionally used with great success in making strawberry wine are Albritton, Cardinal, Dunlap, Earliglow, Sparkle, and Sweet Charlie [Empire and Fletcher are also recommended by Lewis Hill, but those cultivars may be more difficult to obtain].

  15. I tasted in France a variety called GARRIGUETTE
    Are they available here and what is the name?
    thks

  16. What’s up with the methyl iodide in California? What does it do? I know it’s a replacement for a now banned pesticide, but exactly what purpose does it serve. What happens to the availability of strawberries if it isn’t used? Is there another product available.

    • Harry,
      Methyl iodide replaced methyl bromide as the soil fumigant of choice (since the methyl bromide was banned). It serves to sterilize the soil so that fungi are not present to subsequently infect strawberry plants. If it isn’t used, the commercial strawberry farmers run the risk of losing part of their crop to disease. If fungus claims a large number of strawberries, availability likely won’t change significantly. However, the price will likely climb significantly as the strawberries will have to be shipped longer distances from other places.

  17. Thanks for your website.

    I’m at 4,500 feet elevation in the strawberry growing region of the Philippines (La Trinidad, Benguet.) I have not eaten a sweet strawberry here yet. I have tried the conventional as well as the organic strawberries and have been equally disappointed. I will be making an inquiry with the growers as to what variety they have been growing. I hope to get to the root of the problem and produce a berry with sugar content.

    My comment in reply to Richard from the Philippines:
    I have been able to import seeds without a problem although a permit and a certification appears to be required. Plants also require a permit from:
    Chief, Plant Quarantine Service
    Bureau of Plant Industry
    Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    692 San Andres
    Malate, Manila
    Republic of the Philippines
    Telephone: 0063 2 524 2812 or 523 9132
    Fax: 0063 2 521 7650
    Email: bpido@info.com.ph or
    bpipqs.phil@yahoo.com Tel: 0063 2 4040409

    So, you may need a permit from the above, as well as a certification from whoever is sending the seeds or plants stating that there are no bugs.

  18. What an interesting site. I am not clear on your descriptions of June bearing/shortday ? June bearing happens to be during the longest day of the year while shortday descrtiption is used for winter strawberries mainly grown in Florida.

    • Gerard,
      June-bearing strawberries are generally considered to be the type of strawberry plants that produce one crop of large strawberries per year. This was traditionally a late May to early June occurrence in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere where strawberries are grown. However, as the strawberry industry developed and strawberry cultivars were refined through breeding programs and selection, several varieties proved to grow quite well with fewer daylight hours. They were still considered June-bearers due to their traditional production characteristics, but due to the fact that they were able to be grown during seasons with less daylight (namely winter), they earned a new moniker: short-day. So, the varieties that do well in Florida and California during the winter months are called short-day June-bearing strawberries, even though they are producing strawberries outside of the months of May/June.

  19. There’s a guy I know who has some strawberry plants that a friend gave him. We are trying to figure out what kind of strawberry they are. The guy that gave them away says he knows what they are, but says he’s sworn to secrecy. Do you have any idea how I might go about figuring out what they are. This guy says ther’e the biggest and sweetest berry, but they are really rare and not available commercially.

    • Sam,
      Without any more information than that, it is impossible to figure out what variety he has unless you swipe a sample and run very expensive genetic analysis on it (not recommended). And, unless he has the legendary Fairfax strawberry variety, he’s likely blowing smoke about the rarity and commercial unavailability.

  20. I have heard of single season june bearing plants..from ca..I was told no need to cover and cheap enough to plow under old crop and replant winter squash..we are taking over the family farm looking for alternatives in farming never did strawberrys

    • John,
      You are correct: most large-scale commercial strawberry farms in California treat strawberry plants as annuals and replant every year. Having never commercially farmed strawberries, I’d recommend you check out this prior to taking the plunge: Strawberry Plants Library 0006. Hope that helps!

  21. Hi,

    I am interested in Strawberry varieties which are most suitable for growing in tropical climates…particuarly the Philippines..

    So far i have found out the following are perhaps suitable….

    Red Gauntlet
    Tioga
    Cambridge
    Turft

    However i struggle to find much more about these, especially where to get the seeds from..

    Thanks,

    Richard

    • Richard,
      Just about all strawberry varieties do better in temperate climates rather than tropical ones, unless they are grown at altitudes where it is cooler. Though the plants will likely grow with appropriate soil, water, and attention, you may want to read about the most common reasons why Strawberry Plants Don’t Produce Strawberries. Additionally, most modern Fragaria x ananassa garden strawberry varieties won’t grow true from seed as discussed on the Strawberry Seeds page. To find strawberry seeds, you can visit the directory of Strawberry Seeds for Sale. To find strawberry plant varieties, you can visit the directory of suppliers who offer Strawberry Plants for Sale. Hope that helps!

  22. I have an everbearing strawberry plant called sonata, I planted the plant in May, in its own box and gave it the care and attention it needed, but all ive seem to have got from this plant was runners and roots and no strawberries.
    Where am i going wrong?.
    the plant is very healthy and has no dieseases.

    • Liz,
      Thanks for visiting Strawberry Plants .org! I think the main problem is that the strawberry cultivar ‘Sonata’ is not actually an everbearer. It is a midseason June-bearer. June-bearers planted in May might not fruit at all in year one (and probably shouldn’t – see the Growing Strawberries page), but they most certainly will produce a lot of runners. Next year, however, you can expect a bountiful harvest as long as appropriate care is continued. For other common problems that can cause strawberry plants to lack strawberries, click here: Strawberry Plants Aren’t Producing Strawberries. I hope that helps!

  23. We were recently in Germany and picked and ate fresh strawberries. The berries were similar to what we grow here (Michigan – Sparkle variety) but not the same. The taste was a little different and the berries were very sweet, much sweeter than anything tasted in the US. They also seemed very soft and fragile – but very sweet. We were in southwestern Germany, near Ludwigshafen. Can you identify the probable variety? Can they be grown in Michigan?

    The berries looked a little like wild strawberries but were as big as or bigger than the Sparkle variety.

    • Calvin,

      Thanks for stopping by! The strawberries you found in Germany would likely grow here as well, although possibly not optimally. As many of the commercial varieties have been bred to increase the firmness, my guess is that the softer, sweet strawberries you had may have been everbearers or alpine strawberries. One of the commonly grown varieties is Baron Solemacher. Other possibilities are Macherauchs Dauerernte, Ada Herzberg, Alpine Riigen, St. Jean, Herzbergs Triumph, or Hummi Trisca.

      Interestingly, a lot of the strawberry plants you will find in various countries are somewhat restricted by import/export policies. As such, it can be difficult getting European strawberry varieties into the USA. But, good luck on your quest!

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