Strawberries

Tristar Strawberry Plants

Tristar Strawberry Plants

XF110

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 early for best availability. Complete growing instructions are included with each order.

PLEASE READ: Not available to US Territories or Canada.

   Full Sun
Ships bare root mid-March
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Fragaria x ananassa

Culture
• Strawberries require fertile, well-drained soil, high in organic matter, with an optimum soil pH of 5.5-6.5
• Prepare beds by deeply digging in a 1 inch layer of compost and 5 pounds of bone meal for 100 square feet
• Plant in raised beds, and cover with plastic or straw mulch to prevent fruit contact with soil, which can cause rot
• Keep beds evenly moist, use drip irrigation if possible, avoid wetting fruit; plants need 1-1.5 inches of water per week during the growing season
• Plant 12-15 inches apart in all directions
• Pinch off runners to keep plants productive
June bearing: Produce berries over a 2-3 week period in early summer
Everbearing: Produce berries consistently from late spring through fall

Planting
• Plant in 4 inch pots and hold for a few weeks if soil is not ready when you receive plants
• Dig in 1/4 cup complete fertilizer per plant
• Pinch off blossoms of everbearing varieties until July 1st
• Pinch off blossoms of June bearing varieties the entire first year

Insects & Diseases
Common pests: Root weevils, aphids, and slugs
Pest control: Neem oil or Pyrethrin, and baits or traps for slugs
Common diseases: Mold, mildew, root rot and verticilium wilt
Disease control: Rotate every 3-4 years with new plants, Greencure®