Will Everbearing Strawberry Plants Yield Season-Long Harvests?

"I'll be picking berries from last frost to first frost."

If you're thinking of buying some everbearing strawberry plants for your garden, that's what you might be thinking. 

Sorry - But It Doesn't Quite Work That Way

In fact, the name "everbearing strawberries" is a bit of a misnomer. Everbearing plants don’t really offer a substantial harvest of fruit continuously throughout the growing season.

That's the bad news about everbearing strawberries.

But Here's the Good News...

Everbearing strawberries do yield multiple harvests each season. Usually they'll bear fruit 2 or 3 times during each growing season.

Everbearers (also sometimes called perpetual or fall strawberries) usually bloom and set fruit in the spring or early summer, and then again in late summer or early fall.  

And when conditions are right, everbearing varieties can produce a scattering of fruit in between the primary cropping cycles.

So you can expect at least a couple of nice harvests with your everbearing strawberries. And maybe a trickle of fruit most of the season long.

That's still a pretty good deal, isn't it?

Particularly Popular Everbearing Strawberry Varieties

Here are some of the more popular everbearing strawberries for home gardeners. Each of these is available for order through Amazon.com, to be delivered right to your doorstep:

*Ozark Beauty

Ozark Beauty is a vigorous grower that produces medium sized, bright red fruit. Beware that fruit tends to be a little soft. Expect the fruit to be on the large side, and quite sweet.

Ozark Beauty is a cold hardy variety, and is recommended for zones 4-8. Reliable first-year fruiter.

These are bare-root plants, produced organically.


Click here for product link: Ozark Beauty Bare-root Plants.

*Quinault

Quinault has long been one of the most popular of everbearing varieties.

Produces medium sized, very sweet fruit. Beware that the fruit of this variety is best for using fresh. The fruit tends to be soft, and isn't the best for freezing. 

Quinault characteristically produces 3 primary harvests; one in spring, one in summer, and again in the fall.

Recommended for zones 4-8.

These are bare-root plants, produced organically.

Click here for product link: Quinault Bare-root Plants.

*Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie is not the most vigorous or productive of plants. So why should you consider trying this variety in your home garden? A very good reason: the fruit is particularly, delightfully sweet!

This variety also can survive extremely cold winters, and has a reputation for being very hardy and disease resistant. Produces firm fruit that is suitable for fresh use or for processing.

Recommended for zones 4-8.

These are bare-root plants, produced organically.

Click here for product link: Fort Laramie Bare-root Plants.

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