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Strawberry, Sweet Charlie

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The standard for Florida and southern gardens.

Full Description

Exceptionally sweet berries are medium-sized, deep red and very flavorful. Plants are well-adapted to southern gardens, vigorous and highly productive. Plants are also lovely grown in containers and edible landscapes.
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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.


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.

12-20 inches

Fruit Bearing This refers to the relative season when the plant produces fruit, or if it bears continuously or just once


Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.


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  • Strawberry Plants

    Strawberry Plants
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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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.
Full Sun
12 inches
12-20 inches
Fruit Bearing
Growth Habit
Life Cycle
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Harvest Season
Strawberry, Sweet Charlie is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multiple crops, sweet berry. The berry is exceptional. But this also allows me to talk about the service I received. The plant showed up damaged from shipping. I planted it anyway not expecting much. Burpee sent me a replacement immediately. Both are thriving.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Plant!!!! I had bought these in early July. They had been shipped to me, and I received them in late September. So far it's oct.19 and they have doubled in size and have about 20 or so flowers on it. A few are already turning in to Berries. I would buy these agian and agian. They're just sooo amazing. I can't wait to try the berries. I highly recommend you to buy the this variety of strawberry plant! :-)
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! My sweet charlie strawberry plant arrived green and healthy, it was very well packed and is adjusted to its new pot with no signs of stress, would definitely recommend ordering this plant.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from successful in Texas I love Sweet Charlie strawberries. I have tried Chanler and Sequoia but had much more success with Sweet Charlie. I plant them in the fall in Austin, Texas. They started producing early in the spring and kept going longer in the heat, all the way through May into the first week of June. After summer drought, I still had surviving plants and new plants from runners. These started producing for me again in January.
Date published: 2012-09-09
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