Strawberry Varieties

Suggested Varieties of Strawberries for Home Growers

Strawberry Varieties
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Fragaria ananassa.

Berry / Fruit

USDA Zones - Depend. on Variety

Full Sun

Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5

Volumes could be written on various strawberry varieties, their qualities and disadvantages, regional adaptations, disease resistance, growing season, etcetra. By the end most people would be more confused than when they began - and rightfully so.

The best way to determine which strawberry varieties you're going to grow is by experimenting with a few basic varieties and a simple criteria. I have several strawberry varieties scattered in varying locations within my garden, and some hanging varieties also.

When buying Strawberry plants I recommend buying early from a reputable online dealer, I specify online because local nurseries generally have only one or two mix match varieties in stock at any given time, and their staff is usually lacking in the requisite knowledge to assist you in making a determination.

June Bearers produce one large crop annually during a brief 2 - 3 week period in late spring - usually June - that's why they're called "June bearers". June bearers are the traditionally grown plants that produce one solitary flush of flowers and multiple runners. They are classified into early, mid-season and late varieties. The largest fruits are generally from June bearing strawberry varieties.

Ever-bearers will produce two to three harvests of strawberries per season. Ever-bearers do not send out many runners.

Day Neutral strawberries will produce fruit throughout the growing season. These strawberries also produce few runners. Ever-bearers and day neutral strawberries are great for limited spaces, but the berries are generally smaller than June bearing strawberry varieties.

Unusual Varieties of Strawberries.

Giant Strawberries Fragaria ananassa L. Maximus

There are many variables when selecting the correct cultivar to suit your needs. One of the foremost concerns is selecting a variety that is suited to your area.

The Links below should help you in that department.

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Unusual Strawberry Varieties

Bizarre and unusual varieties of any plants are always fun.The biggest Strawberry in the World , Blue and Black Strawberries and so forth.

There are many hybrids and yes, some are GMOs of unusual strawberry varieties.

Climbing Strawberries are becoming very popular. They are easily trained to grow in a vine like fashion. Most are ever-bearers and will produce all season long.

Pine Berry Strawberries Bubble Gum StrawberriesBlue Strawberry GMO
Kiwi Strawberry Berry

Recently a new breed of fruit is showing up in advertisements - the kiwi strawberry . This new fruit is said to be a cross between a strawberry and a kiwi. Some sources state it is the product of grafting while others say it is the product of breeding. These seeds are shipped largely from China .. and we all know how reputable they are.