I have raised Strawberries for many years. I raise June
berries(berries that produce one crop in June here in zone 7).
After reading several articles on everbearing and day neutral
strawberries, I ordered 50 of four different varieties.
Please understand, that in different areas and climates you would
probably not have the same results. (even the soil makes a big
difference).I raised these in a 6" high raised bed, sandy soil, with
black weedbarrier, and soaker hose irrigation and straw mulch.
The berries were, Ft Laramie, Tristar, Quinault and eversweet.
Ft Laramie(day neutral) Very disappointing--Made one small crop, and
before the berries were ripe, leaf blight set in. I think these
berries would do well in a hanging basket, they have a very colorful
bloom, that is different from any I have ever seen.
Tristar(everbearing) Also disappointing, One fair crop, and no more as
of yet. It was billed as a very heavy bearer.
Quinault(everbearing)A very good berry, large fruit, is blooming for
the third time(not a good berry for comercial) They get soft when
ripe, but Oh!what a flavor. Only disadvantage I find is the
heavfoliage, it makes harvest a little difficult.
Eversweet(everbearing) Outstanding!! Medium size berry, good flavor,
and the bloom pods raise above the foliage. We have had several 100F
days, and yesterday it was 101F, this berry is still producing(though
the berries are small) but we are in the middle of an unusual heat
These berries are in full sun, and the heat wave probably has to do
with poor performance of some of these berries.
QUESTION: Does anyone have a recommendation on Other Day neutral, or
everbearing Strawberries. That I can try next year?
Have a good day, Rogerx