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.
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.
Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State
Recommended strawberry varieties by state. Find which strawberry plant variety you should plant in each of the United States. Then check the for sale page for suppliers.
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).
Profile of Fragaria iinumae Strawberry Plants
Fragaria iinumae Strawberry Plants are not famous. This strawberry species is native to Japan. Here is a profile of F. iinumae strawberry plants and strawberries.
Mountain Strawberry, Mountain Strawberries
Mountain Strawberries are a unique fruit-bearing plant. If you want to know where to buy Mountain Strawberry plants or just learn about this strawberry variety, click the link.
Short-day June-bearing Strawberry Plants
Aren’t the days of June some of the longest of the year? What then are short-day june-bearing strawberry plants? Short-day june-bearers are the only popular short-day strawberries. Find more information here.
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.
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!
Interactive list of strawberry varieties. Day-neutral, everbearing, & June-bearing types of strawberries that will work for you. List of strawberry types.
Planting Instructions: Soak plants in water a few minutes before planting. May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is level with the soil surface and water thoroughly. Apply fertilizer after growth begins. Remove runners for best fruit production. Grow in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers organically rich, sandy loams. Strawberries are a high maintenance fruit crop which can be grown all over the United States.
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To enjoy fresh, juicy strawberries from your own garden, begin by setting plants out as early as possible in the spring. Spade the soil deeply and set the plants in double or triple rows. Strawberries also do well planted in containers.
‘Éclair’ is a great new Strawberry selection. This new gourmet berry is creating quite a stir at farmer’s markets along the west coast and preliminary trials across the nation are drawing raves as well. Fragrant, sweet, and juicy, with hints of raspberry and citrus, it should become the berry-of-choice for discriminating strawberry connoisseurs. Its unique taste is quickly becoming a favorite of those who have tasted it!! This “short day” or “Junebearing” variety has early season productivity of med-large, wedge shaped, extremely sweet berries, with medium firm flesh. The variety is resistant or very tolerant of garden soil diseases. With parent stock consisting of both “Junebearing” and “everbearing” varieties, it will produce fruit longer in to the season than ‘Sequoia’ and other “Junebearing” varieties.
Pests or Diseases: The variety is resistant or very tolerant of garden soil diseases.
General Characteristics: Grow ‘Éclair’ like you would any other variety with regular watering on well-drained soil. Fertilize trice a month thru the water with a balanced 15-15-15 mix, or use a slow release fertilizer like osmocote if you prefer.
Strawberries are high in Ellagic acid, shown to help prevent cancer & heart disease. Fresh strawberries are very high in fiber and very low in calories and they contain more vitamin C by weight than oranges or grapefruit.
Runners should be removed as well as the first flush of flowers so plants can direct energy into establishing a strong root system. For winter protection, cover plants with straw or leaves after the temperature has fallen to about 20° F. Remove covering in the spring once growth begins. The bed should be replaced after two years as quality and yield begin to decrease.
Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit! ‘Éclair’ is a great new Strawberry selection. This new gourmet berry is creating quite a stir at farmer’s markets along the west coast and preliminary trials