- USDA hardiness zones:
EVERSWEET is an everbearing strawberry which produces a first crop of fruit in spring and then subsequent crops at six week intervals throughout the summer and into fall. Unlike Junebearers, this everbearer is not sensitive to the length of day. Five-petaled, white flowers with yellow centers appear on the plants from spring until frost. Flowers give way to red, cone-shaped strawberries. Stark Bro's of Louisiana, Missouri reports that this cultivar performs very well the first year.
Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Strawberries are a high maintenance food crop which can be grown throughout the United States. Growing recommendations can vary considerably depending upon 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 basic information on growing strawberries in Missouri. This pamphlet is available for inspection or purchase at the Kemper Center."
Size and growth:
- 0.25 to 0.5 feet
- 0.5 to 1.0 foot
Bloom / flowers:
- May - To frost
- White with yellow centers
Natural, Edible fruit, Showy flowers, Showy fruit, Birds, and White
Hybrid everbearing 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 problems, including but not limited to: foliage diseases (leaf spot), root rots (red stele, black root rot), fruit rots (anthracnose, leather rot), gray mold, viruses and scorch. Tarnished plant bug, mites, aphids, leafrollers, slugs, nematodes and strawberry weevils are occasional insect pests. 'Eversweet' reportedly has good disease resistance.