Popular Strawberries to Grow

Growing strawberries? Try these sweet varieties.

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'Elegance' Strawberry

'Elegance' stawberries are bright orange-red and have a conic shape. The plants show good resistance to powdery mildew and verticillium wilt, and the berries hold up nicely in the rain. For best flavor, let the fruits ripen to full red.

Strawberry 'Quinalt'

Large, succulent 'Quinalt' strawberries are fine for eating fresh. The everbearing plants fruit from late spring to summer, and even unrooted runners in pots will produce. Because 'Quinalt' is self-pollinating, you won't need a lot of plants for a good yield.

Strawberry 'Jewel'

'Jewel' shines whether you're picking strawberries for eating fresh, canning or preserving. This variety, developed by Cornell University, starts producing large, sweet, firm fruits in June.

Strawberry 'Tristan'

With their rose-pink blooms and plump fruits, 'Tristan' strawberry plants make an attractive addition to the garden. This everbearing variety is compact enough to grow in containers.

Strawberry 'Tribute'

Recommended for zones 3 to 10, 'Tribute' is a sweet, aromatic, day-neutral variety. Day-neutral strawberries fruit from summer into fall, while everbearers produce 2 or 3 main crops a year.

Strawberry 'Allstar'

If your strawberries are plagued by fungus, try disease-resistant 'Allstar', a June-bearing variety with old-fashioned strawberry flavor.  The big, juicy fruits are good for eating out of hand or for freezing.

'White Soul' Alpine Strawberry

'White Soul' is an alpine strawberry variety that produces tiny, cream-colored fruits on a vigorous, 6-inch everbearing plant. Their sweet flavor is said to be similar to pineapples. 

Strawberry 'Earliglow'

Sweet 'Earliglow' strawberries are hardy in zones 4 to 9 and adapt well from Southern gardens to the Northeast. These early, June-bearing plants resist leaf scorch and verticillium wilt. The berries are delicious fresh, frozen or made into preserves.

'Albion' Strawberry

With its high sugar content, everbearing 'Albion' is an ideal dessert berry. These day-neutral plants are good for organic gardeners, thanks to their resistance to verticillium wilt, phytophthora rot and anthracnose crown rot.

Strawberry 'Mara des Bois'

Developed in France, 'Mara des Bois' has plump, big, aromatic fruits that taste like wild strawberries. This everbearing variety produces from summer until frost.

'Sonata' June-Bearing Strawberry

Bright red 'Sonata' is a mid-season, June-bearing variety. The plants hold up well in heat and rainy weather and produce sweet, juicy fruits.

'Cambridge Favorite' Strawberry

Well adapted to container growing, 'Cambridge Favorite' produces lots of orange-red fruits with a sweet flavor from June to July. The plants  tolerate a range of growing conditions.