Tristar Strawberry Plants
Fragaria x ananassa: Growing your own strawberries is fun, inexpensive, and easy.
Developed at the University of Maryland and proven to perform well across the country. Recommended for freezing, Tristar bears from spring through fall. It consistently yields a large crop of firm, sweetly aromatic, large, glossy red berries that are filled with lip-smacking flavor. Remove runners for best fruit production. Tolerant to leaf blight and resistant to verticillium. Everbearing variety.
Our Strawberry plants are shipped in mid-March. Order by March 1st for best availability. Complete growing instructions are included with each order.
PLEASE READ: Not available to US Territories or Canada.
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Strawberry plants (unless otherwise noted) are shipped in mid-March. Order by March 1st for best availability. Detailed planting information and growing instructions are included with each order. Not available to US Territories or Canada.
CULTURE: Strawberries do best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, and in an area of good air circulation. Can be grown in all areas of the US. Strawberry plants are shipped bare root and may be potted in a 3-4 inch pot and held for a few weeks if your garden is not ready. Prepare your beds by deeply digging in a layer of compost and about 5 pounds of bone meal for every 100 square feet. Plant 12 inches apart. Pinch off the runners to keep the original plants productive. Water regularly, using drip irrigation if possible. The first year that you plant a new patch of strawberries, pinch off the blossoms of everbearing varieties until July 1st. Pinch off the flowers of June bearing varieties the entire first year.
DISEASE AND INSECTS: Root weevils, aphids, and slugs are the main pests of strawberries. Consult your local county extension agent for the proper controls in your area. A good fall cleanup of pruning off old foliage and keeping weeds out will help eliminate disease problems. A change in location every 4 years, using new plants, is the best way to maintain a productive and healthy strawberry patch.