- USDA hardiness zones:
This cultivar is an everbearing strawberry which produces one crop early in the season (typically June) and a smaller crop in the fall with very little crop during the long summer. Unlike junebearers, everbearers are not sensitive to the length of day and do not require renovation in summer. Five-petaled, white flowers with yellow centers appear on the plants in spring. Flowers give way to medium sized, red berries. Everbearing strawberries are normally smaller than the berries produced by junebearing plants. 'Fort Laramie' generally does well in the St. Louis area.
- Full sun
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers organically rich, sandy loams. Strawberries are a high maintenance fruit crop which can be grown all over the United States. Growing recommendations can vary considerably depending upon the climate, however, and varieties are often regionally adapted. Grow only certified disease-resistant cultivars. University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia publishes a pamphlet called \Home Fruit Production: Strawberries and Their Culture\" (G 6135) which provides some basic information on growing strawberries in Missouri and is available for inspection or purchase at the Center for Home Gardening."
Size and growth:
- 0.5 to 0.75 feet
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- May - To frost
Edible fruit, Showy flowers, Showy fruit, and White
Hybrid strawberry cultivars have no special ornamental value and are usually grown as a fruit crop in a specific area set aside for the same.
Strawberries are susceptible to a large number of potential diseases, including but not limited to: foliage diseases (leaf spot, scorch), root rots (red stele, black root rot), fruit rots (anthracnose, leather rot), gray mold and viruses. Tarnished plant bugs, mites, aphids, leafrollers, slugs, nematodes and strawberry weevils are occasional insect problems. 'Fort Laramie' generally has good disease resistance.