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. I am having a pretty severe problem with Lygus bugs on my strawberries. I think its lygus bugs. All the deformed pictures looks exactly like my plants. The plants themselves look very healthy. This is there 3rd year. And they have blossoms all over them. Everbearing plants. Will my plants recover next year? How about all the runners that have been planted? I hate to think I have to get all new plants.

    I posted this before but I don’t see it on your page.
    Do you email answers to our questions? I am new to your page, please help.

  2. Please give me detail of stroberry farming in gujarat
    Village – dhrangadhra
    Which type verietie is preferable in gujarat
    Our area temperature is october 35 c
    To feb 34 c
    Soil ph 6.5
    Water TDS 450
    Mulching is available
    Green house is not available
    Please give me right suggestions…

  3. I buy one variety
    1. Delician F1

    i search a lot about this variety but not found any detail note on it , Do you know any source …..any help will be greatly appreciated. I want to know what type of this variety
    Thanks in advance

  4. Hi I’m living in Guyana and would like to plant Strawberry’s we don’t have 4 seasons only sun and rain, what are the Chances of it being successful?

  5. I buy the two varieties from our local research center, they told me theirs name
    1. MARK and
    i search a lot about these two varieties but not found any detail note on it , Do you know any source …..any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Camino Real as other short-day strawberry cultivars produces fruit over an extended period when treated appropriately in arid, Subtropical climates. The production pattern for “Camino Real is similar to that of the ‘Camarosa cultivar U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,708), although it is somewhat later to initiate fruiting with most cultural treatments. “Camino Real will be of special interest for winter plantings where the ‘Camarosa cultivar has been Successful, and in Summer plantings where the Pajaro cultivar (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,538) and the “Chandler cultivar (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,262) have been successful.

  6. I need to buy DOUGLAS variety strawberry plants or seeds,do you know any source?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    • John,
      Unfortunately, I don’t know of any online retailers that are still selling Douglas plants. The ones that are available can be found here. You may want to check with your local Ag Extension agent to see if there are any sold locally. Good luck!

  7. I have two strawberry plants not sure about variety. It is producing fruits now in November in india while temperature is about 30’C in day and 23′ at night.But my Problem is that it is not Producing Any Runners. Why and what should i do?

  8. Hi,
    I’m in India in southern most part. the temperature is around 25 to 30 degree celcius. What variety of strawberry suits here. I would like to cultivate them using hydroponics and aquaponics. can u name varieties that are evergrowing !!

    • Ash,
      I would recommend contacting a local expert who can help you with your set-up and variety selection. Two of the most popular day-neutral varieties used in hydroponic systems in the USA are Tribute and Tristar. Good luck!

  9. Plougastel is a small village, close to Brest in the far west of France. Fraise de Plougastel is a brand name. The varieties they grow are mainly Gariguette in early spring and Mara des Bois in summertime. Both varieties are propagated by runners, not by seed.

  10. I am looking for seeds to grow Fraises de plougastel strawberrys my son was in France last summer and said these were the best strawberries he had ever tasted

    • Edward Stroble,
      Unfortunately, I do not know of any U.S.-based retailers who sell either seeds or plants of that variety. You may want to see if the seeds can be shipped to the U.S. from France, if they will grow true from seed. Good luck!

  11. hi, in your variety introduction why not we fould like albion/ monterey /san andreas varieties? i am in china and these varieties are very popular here.

    • zhang,
      Thanks for the comment. There are several varieties that aren’t in the list. I’ll attempt to update it when I get some time to do so. Good luck!

  12. Hi,
    I’m interested in Strawberry varieties which most suitable for growing in midle east Yemen
    We have been growing them throughout the whole year but the yield is always sqishy

    At first day after plucking they are perfect but one day later they soften out

    so i was thinking if other varities can maintain tougher yield
    the temp. these days is less than 30 f or 0 c

    thanks for your feedback

    • Ali,
      The strawberry breeding programs in the United States have spent many years trying to prevent that squishiness you are referencing without sacrificing the quality of the berries. And, in large part, they have succeeded. The major cultivars grown in the USA are much more resistant to bruising and were bred so that they could stand up to shipping across the country (or to other countries) as well. The major issue you would have, however, is getting those varieties into Yemen. There are a lot of restrictions on living plants exiting the USA and entering through customs of a receiving nation. I’d recommend starting by contacting your customs office to see what is required, or if receiving living strawberry plants is even allowed. If it is, the next step would be to contact some of the suppliers of the firmer varieties here (or from a different country) to see what would be involved with having them ship to you. Good luck!

  13. Hallo, I would ask what variety you think is appropriate for a warm climate.
    We would like to start growing strawberries in Sri lanka (South Asia) daytime temperatures throughout the year 17c and 23c.How can i take growing plants from USA.

    Thank you.

    • Ajith,
      Unfortunately, strawberry plants don’t typically do well in continually hot and humid climates. They are temperate by nature. As to getting strawberry plants from the USA, you would need to check with your national customs officials to see if it is permissible. Most of the time, live plant shipments are difficult to get through customs. Good luck!

  14. Hallo, I would ask what variety you think is appropriate for a warm climate.
    We would like to start growing strawberries in Uganda (Africa) daytime temperatures throughout the year 78F and 61F night

    Thanks, Jiří Šupík (George), Czech republik

  15. I am looking to assist strawberry growers in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The only varieties currently available are old and produce very small fruit which quickly turns to soft mush (not helped by the very difficult road conditions). There are excellent market opportunities here in PNG which we are already in contact with.
    Altitude is 1800-2,200 metres (5,900-7,200 ft) and temperatures throughout the year are in the range of 12-26C (54-79F). Day length is consistent throughout the year at 11.5 hrs per day.
    Any suggestions for suitable varieties?

    • Paul,
      Most strawberries will do reasonably well in that temperature range. Local pathogens may affect them, but starting with any of the well-established and disease resistant varieties would be a good idea. The most difficult problem you may face is getting them shipped there. The varieties that grow true from seed will have smaller berries and will be less commercially viable. Starting with plants is likely your best bet. Depending on your customs officials and policies, you might be able to order them from Australia or Japan more easily than the U.S. Good luck!

  16. Hey Mr. Strawberry

    I’m trying to figure out which varieties of berry were likely grown in northwest Washington (Whatcom County) in the mid/late 1970’s. As you likely can guess, I have memories from my childhood of strawberries that taste like strawberries while, most of what I can get today seem to be grown for shelf life rather than that intense flavor I recall. While I recognize that part of my memory is likely the sensitivity of my own taste buds when I was a child, I’m also convinced part of it is the berries.

    Thanks in advance for any input you can provide and for all the work on this great site – It’s quite a resource!!

    • Shawn,
      Shelf-life, yield, and disease resistance are all important to the commercial strawberry industry (as well as taste!). But, there has been a constant release of new varieties over the years. To find the information you seek, the best option would be to call the local agricultural extension agent in your area and ask if they have old records from which the information could be gleaned. And, thanks for the kind words! Good luck!

    • I am a comercial fresh market grower in Whatcom county (Ferndale) I think the variety you are remebering is probably the Shuksan.They have that great strawberry smell and taste while being red all the way thru the berry.The main drawback is they have about 10 minutes shelf life and after over 40 yrs of propagation they have became harder to grow.(less desease resistant than newer varieties.)

  17. Mr. Strawberry

    I’m interested in marketing Mexican grown strawberries for the Canadian market, specifically Ontario. The strawberries that are offered in Mexico are “Festival” wonder if you think this variety will last the 5-6 day transition + 5-6 days in the self? thanks in advance.

    • David Castillo,
      10-12 days is likely too long for any strawberry to reliably maintain its consumer appeal. You’d likely have the decay process already well underway by the time the berries made it to the shelves making consumers not likely to purchase or eat them. Good luck!

  18. I was wanting to grow some alpine strawberries.. I was interested in Baron solemacher and also Attila both are fragaria vesca.. I was wondering if I grow both are they gonna cross? If I understand correctly they are self fertile so I would assume not but I can’t find anything about crossing between vesca.. I want them to not cross so I can replant with seeds.. I know about the crossing of the Chilean variety but I assumed it is because it is not self fertile… Thanks for any help..

    • Kaleigh,
      As both are Fragaria vesca, a cross-pollinated seed would still grow a F. vesca plant. Spreading the plants out can minimize the possibility of cross-pollination, however, if you are sure you’d like to keep the varietal purity intact. Good luck!

    • OL Wee,
      Yes, you can plant them and may even have a few germinate. However, Zone 11 is NOT conducive to growing strawberry plants. The heat will probably be a problem, and the humidity in most Zone 11 areas also tends to allow infections to damage your plants. If you try, however, good luck!

  19. Dear Mr. Strawberry,

    Once again, the nurseries I’ve used in the past have quit selling Northeaster strawberries and I can’t find them anywhere. Please advise if you know of a grower that still sells them. Do you know why they’ve fallen out of favor? I may be left with no choice but to propagate them from my old rows.

    Thanks so much,


    • Louise,
      These are all of the suppliers for strawberry seeds and strawberry plants of which I am aware. Many of the white alpine varieties could probably be shipped to you in seed form, if your customs allows it. Good luck!

  20. I live in Portugal (near Lisbon) and I intend to start a commercial plant using hydroponics in greenhouses (NFT or substrate) will you be so kind to suggest me the best strawberry varieties to use (everbearing).



    • José Álvaro Assis Lopes,
      Many hydroponic growers prefer the day-neutral varieties over the everbearing typed due to continuity of production. I’d look into day-neutrals; Tribute and Tristar are two popular ones. Good luck!

    • carole,
      Unfortunately, tropical areas aren’t usually the best for growing strawberries. However, the trade winds that moderate the temperature in Barbados from December through June may make it possible to grow strawberry plants successfully there. If you can get them, I’d try the Chandler variety, which is a June-bearing variety. You’ll need to pay special attention to watering them since it is often dry there during the growing season. Good luck!

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