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Strawberry, Earliglow

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Our earliest, a top quality, high-yielding strawberry.

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Enjoy a bountiful harvest during the traditional strawberry season. Our earliest, top quality, high-yielding berry. Glossy, deep red, firm and very sweet. Grows best in full sun. Zones 4-8.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

4-8

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-36 inches

Fruit Bearing This refers to whether this product produces fruit or not.

Junebearing

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Perennial

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Sep 12, 2016

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Item 21645 cannot ship to: AA, AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
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  • Choose a location with loose, well-drained soil containing plenty of organic matter.
  • Strawberries may also be planted in containers or pyramid gardens, as an edging for flower and shrub borders or in matted beds and rows.
  • To grow in rows, space strawberry plants 18-24 inches apart in rows 3-5 feet apart. Runners will form new plants and eventually form a solid bed.

Planting Bare Root Plants:

  • Soak roots in lukewarm water two hours before planting.
  • Trim roots to 3 inches long and pick off any blossoms or dead leaves.
  • Using a trowel, open a hole large enough to spread roots out without bunching roots.
  • Set plants in the hole so that the crown is level with the surrounding soil line.
  • Press soil firmly against roots.
  • Water frequently until plants are growing vigorously.

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Make sure the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  • Carefully unpot the plant.
  • Set plants so the crown is level with the surround soil line.
  • Back fill the hole with soil and press soil firmly against the root ball.
  • Water frequently until plants are growing vigorously.
  • Apply a light mulch to keep weeds down, conserve moisture and keep fruit clean.
  • After harvest, remove old foliage. Be careful not to injure the crowns.
  • Fertilize beds in early summer and again in September with a balanced fertilizer. Do not fertilize if plants are flowering.
  • Watering is very important in early summer and September. 
  • Note that June-bearing plants produce the second year after planting. Cut all runners off during the first year, leave 2-3 runners the second year.
  • Winter protection for all strawberry varieties is important in most northern areas. Apply a mulch of straw or other loose organic matter 2-3 inches deep over the plants after the ground freezes but before the temperature drops below 20 degrees F. In spring, pull the mulch back into the rows.
  • Pick the fruit as it ripens, when fully red.
  • Pick with a short piece of stalk attached.
  • Regular picking will help keep the plants fruiting.
  • Fruits are best eaten straight off the plants, and may be kept for up to a week in the refrigerator if kept dry. They are also easily frozen, or made into preserves.
Zone
4-8
Sun
Full Sun
Height
12 inches
Spread
24-36 inches
Fruit Bearing
Junebearing
Life Cycle
Perennial
Genus
Fragaria
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Harvest Season
Summer
Strawberry, Earliglow is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plants are somewhat sensitive, but prolific Ordered 25 plants for spring 2014, and not a single casualty - no hassle, easy planting. One star! Plants seem hardy; they have survived soil that is close to a black walnut tree that kills everything else. Another star! Runners like CRAZY. I was hoping the number of my plants would double - what a laugh. Saying they tripled is a conservative estimate. Next year, it's going to be tough to fit them all in the garden. Two more stars! And then there's the berries themselves. We let them produce at first, but the berries (although they had great taste) grew smaller and smaller as the season progressed. My belief is that the plants are overtaxing themselves by trying to produce just after dealing with transplant shock. We ended up pinching off the rest of the blossoms to give the plants time to store up energy for next year. Bottom line: hardy, prolific, but a little sensitive to transplanting. Four stars, and high, HIGH hopes for next spring.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor yield, tiny fruit only in the spring! I don't know what the secret is to growing strawberries. I spaced the baby plants I received carefully in pots full of rich, well composted soil, and watered them every other day and used mulch to keep them well-hydrated, but only saw a few strawberries bigger than a dime! The rest were stunted and never matured, and the plants stopped flowering after this lousy crop was gone and stopped producing fruit. Now all there is are pots full of sparsely leafed plants. What a total disappointment!
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT taste, prolific plants WOW! i bought these plants thinking maybe they would give me some strawberries. Instead, they have given me basketfuls of bright red, tasty, extremely sweet and plump little tasty treats. Writing this review is making my mouth water as i think of how wonderful these things taste! I planted them last growing season, got a medium amount of berries, and this year they have come back, after producing shoots that made over 20 new little plants! The little sprouts came up, and grew into foot tall bushes filled with over 30 flowers each! No pests will touch them, and they produce in massive yields that i can barely keep up with harvesting! I cant wait to see what they will do next year...
Date published: 2010-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Earligow is exciting! What a great strawberry! The juicy sweet berries are just the ticket for early summer shortcakes and preserves! You won't go wrong with this one! The fruit is very firm and ripens to a succulent rich red.
Date published: 2006-07-28
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