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

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
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)
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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194 thoughts on “Strawberry Varieties”

  1. My Grandmother used to grow the best variety of strawberries I have ever tasted. I can’t remember the name, but I think I would recognize it if I saw it. She lived on Sand Mountain in DeKalb County, Alabama. The variety was not an ever-bearing. I didn’t see it in the list above. This would have been a variety available in the 1970’s. My next question is can you grow that variety in Elmore County, Alabama? Any help would be appreciated.

    • Sam Cobb,
      Unfortunately, without knowing the variety, I can’t tell you if it will grow where you are. However, there is likely little enough climate difference between two parts of Alabama, so whatever variety it was will likely grow in Elmore County as well. Good luck!

  2. About how many days does it take to grow Quinault strawberries to grow in March? I planted them March 1st and they HAVE grown, but i need to document and i need to know the days it usually takes to grow Thanks 🙂

    • Arianna H,
      It depends on how old the plants were when you planted them. If they were bare-root plants, it could take several months. If they were potted plants that were started last fall, you will likely see flowers soon and strawberries shortly thereafter. Good luck!

  3. Hi,
    My wife & I are going to try to raise some strawberrys this year. We are pertty sure we want June bearing strawberry, but we are not sure what kind or type to buy to plant. We live in Wisconsin & our zip-coed is 53919 so you know where we live. We would like to plant a verity of plants so they bear fruit for the hole month of June. So we want to plants that bear fruit all of June to include early season, early midseason, midseason, late midseason & late season. We don’t know how much room this will take up or how much room we will need. There is only my wife & me but we both love strawberrys. Three plants we are looking at are Mesabi, Sparkle & Winona. We don’t know if this are right. None of these are early bears. Can you be so kind to give us some kind of plan on what kind of berrys to plant, how much room it may take up & how many of each plant we will need.
    Thank you for your time.

    • Gary,
      You can see the official recommendations for Wisconsin here. For ease, I’d recommend getting the following: Annapolis for early season, Honeoye for early mid-season, Chandler for mid-season, Sparkle for late mid-season, and Ac Valley Sunset for late season. You can get all of them from Nourse Farms. Or, you can price shop by variety on the Buy Strawberry Plants page. For other details, try starting here. Good luck!

  4. I live in Bern,Switzerland and acquired a garden plot. Our climate is humid and into the nineties in the peak of summer. We do however have a ton of rain throughout the season. I adore StrawberriesI need to purchase Strawberry plants and have no idea what kind I should look for. I want ever bearing and June bearing.

  5. Mr. Strawberry,

    When living in Japan, I tasted some of the juciest, sweetest strawberries I had ever had in my life! They were consistent in sweetness, size, shape, and redness all the way through the fruit (no pale, fibrous center).

    Returning back to the US, I can hardly stand most of the strawberries from the grocery stores now because they seem to have, comparably, no taste or are tough and tart! Not to mention the packs containing a huge range in berry size and coloring from green/yellow/pink to red. And, the centers of the fruit are white, fibrous and sometimes just a hollow core! (I think the berries in Japan spoiled me!)

    Why were the Japanese berries so exceptional (even in large chain stores…not just farmer markets)? Why are the berries in US grocery stores so sub-par? In my layman’s guess, it is perhaps due, in part, to the Japanese berry being picked when ripe…and shipped to stores (a short distance in a relatively small, land-wise, country)…whereas in the US, growers pick berries far before they are ripe so the fruit can survive (and perhaps ripen a bit off-plant) while in transit over long distances… Is that it? Could it also have to do with the varieties grown? Or harvest handling procedures?

    Any insight?

    Further, is there any sort of “sweetness scale” that rates a particular strawberry variety’s sweetness?

    Missing Japan and looking forward to buying from a local farm once the season is right! Thanks for your thoughts,


    • Beth,
      I’m not familiar with Japanese strawberry varieties, but the commercial varieties found in the U.S. are predominantly selected for durability. While taste is also a significant trait, if they can’t last until they get to your grocery store shelf, they aren’t any good for anyone. I don’t know of an official sweetness scale, but the points you make in your post could all factor into why you preferred the strawberries you had in Japan to those you’ve had here. Good luck!

  6. A friend of mine is looking around for an old-old-old variety called Manchester. I have found some references online from pre-1899. The report to me was that a family grew these in New Jersey for 70 years (a co-worker of his) … I love helping my friend find things; this one seems a way long reach…. thoughts?

    • Ibiso,
      Unfortunately, strawberries are temperate by nature and do best in the temperate zones of the world. If Nigeria has some cooler, high-altitude areas, they might be able to grow there with appropriate soil and care. Good luck!

  7. Hi! I have bought a packet of “Purple Wonder Strawberry Seeds” and I have put them in the Freezer for a minimum of 2x months. I have ONLY had them in the freezer for about 2x weeks now.

    I would like to know, what month is the best time to grow the seeds, and do I have to do anything with the seeds, when I take them out of the freezer?
    Also what type of soil is best to use, plus compost and plant food?

    Could someone help me out please, as I have never grown these purple strawberries ever, or any type of strawberries at all.



    • Liz,
      If you don’t mind me asking, where did you buy the Purple Wonder seeds? It is my understanding that the Purple Wonder variety is a cultivated hybrid and will not grow true from seed. If you bought them from an individual who saved them off of an actual Purple Wonder strawberry, you might be disappointed with the results when/if they germinate and begin producing strawberries. You can learn about how to start the seeds here. Good luck!

  8. I am looking for crowns to plant in south louisiana last year I got plants from Landry poche farms & even with the extremely cold weather I did well I was sick in September. So I miss getting my crowns can u find me some crowns I don’t the variety name but I was very satisfied with there crowns I need about 1500 please.

    • Ric,
      You can find the recommended varieties for Louisiana here, and you can order from any of these suppliers, as availability allows. Good luck!

  9. What is the average periods from planting a seedling to beginning of flowering? Is there any limitation to storing plants in the fridge during winter for planting in spring? Thank you for the info.

    • Wahab ghobashi,
      If the seed is planted in the spring, the earliest you should expect fruit is the following spring. You do need to keep plants ventilated and prevent mold-inducing conditions. Storing them in the refrigerator can be done, but not easily. Here is some information about overwintering. Good luck!

  10. You did not mention Marshalls. There out of production but have a large history. I use to pick them as a kid and they were the best, did not make much money when picking them. And I have heard of someone in Scappoose, Oregon growing them.

  11. Thanks for the answer.

    I noticed that some people claimed that they were conducting some experiments on strawberry using a variety so-called Camaroga. They claimed Camaroga is Dutch variety, with cylindrical and maroon colored fruits.

  12. Is there any strawberry variety by the name of Camaroga. If yes, what is the prominent characteristics of the variety?



  13. Hello Mr. Strawberry!
    I just found your site and I’m very happy that I did.
    I am in NJ and I bought Quinalt strawberries from a local garden center. I don’t see them as recommended for my state according to the guide.
    is there a reason for this?
    (the plants are doing great – just very small berries and low production so far).

    • Christine M,
      Usually there is a bit of difference between the recommended varieties (which usually are published by your state’s Agricultural Extension Service) and what is available in local stores. Quinault is fairly well-adapted variety, so you should do ok with that one, even if it is not as highly recommended for your area as other varieties are. Good luck!

  14. Someone here who know someone who have Alaska Pioneer..? tasted it 30 years ago, but both mice and moose love them too so now they are gone..sadly.. Tasted like wild ones, but grew big..

    • Nils H. Dahlberg,
      I am not aware of any source for Alaska Pioneer strawberry plants. If you find one, do let me know!

  15. Hi!!! Love this page!! I was wondering.. what type of strawberry does driscolls company sells??? Love this kind. I find them sweet.

    • Yadira Rodriquez,
      Thanks! Driscolls rotates strawberry varieties according to what is in season, I believe. This page may or may not help. To find out for sure which variety is in the packages you buy, you’ll probably have to contact the company directly. If you find a definitive answer, let me know! And, good luck!

  16. I’m looking for a very dark very sweet medium-sized strawberry. These berries that are in stores around the country are too big and have no flavor they are not sweet at all. What strawberry plant species produces very dark medium size berries that are very sweet?

  17. I am looking for a sweet strawberry, the ones I had last were so sour you had to add some much sugar and smash them to get the sugar in. Thank You

    • Carolyn,
      Yikes! Those must have been some pucker-producing berries! Most of the modern varieties are quite sweet IF you grow them as you should and let them ripen fully. The number one cause for over-tartness or lack of sweetness is picking them too early. But who wants to wait!!! Still, for the best flavor, they need to be fully ripe. Good luck this next go around!

    • Polly,
      If you go to the directory where all the available strawberry varieties for sale are listed, you can click on your desired variety and learn about each one from the businesses that sell them. Just click on the name of the variety you are interested in from amongst the alphabetized links in the table, and it will take you directly to the suppliers who offer that variety. Then, just click through each of those links to learn about the characteristics for the ones you are considering. The main directory is here. Or, jump straight to Eclair and Sequoia. Good luck!

    • Clancy McClaren,
      Unfortunately, I am not aware of any current supplier of Fairfax strawberry plants. They used to be very popular, and a lot of the modern varieties that are available today have Fairfax genetics in their lineage. However, Fairfax fell out of favor a few decades back, and the newer varieties have taken their place. From what I have heard, you might be able to get plant material from Washington State from a state-run genetic reservoir, but that is the only place of which I am aware where Fairfax is still known to be available. If you discover another source, please do let me know, and I will update this site accordingly! Good luck!

  18. Hey guys for those who live in tropical climates I’ve found eversweet to be a suitable candidate. Its grows fairly easy from seeds and thrives in hanging pots or containers.

  19. Invaluable info you’ve got in here! Congrats.
    I would like to grow the strawberries that are mainly found in Portugal and Spain. Which cultivars would you recommend for the conditions in Kenya (tropical with sufficient water).


    • Steven Gachie,
      Thanks, I’m glad you have found the site helpful! As to which varieties will do well in Kenya, I’m afraid there may not be any that do well there. Strawberries are temperate by nature, and they struggle to thrive in tropical heat, even with irrigation. If you are set on trying, I’d recommend trying Chandler or another more heat-tolerant variety. Good luck!

  20. What variety would u recommend here in Kenya?I’ve grown chandler variety and we receive sunlight 12hrs all yr round how do I expect the yield to be or how long will I harvest now that they have started bearing flowers and fruits ?

    • Anthony Weru,
      I am not very familiar with the climate in Kenya, but I would assume that it is hot. Strawberries do best in temperate climates, and can have much trouble producing well (or even surviving) in very hot or tropical climates. Chandler is probably as good a variety as any for you location. If you plant in the fall, you can harvest next spring in temperate climates. Good luck!

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