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Strawberry 'Tri-Star' Day Neutral
Item ST725

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Superb flavor distinguishes these berries! Day Neutral and Always Delicious! Strawberry, Fragaria 'Tri-star' these plants are disease resistant and produce the largest and most flavorful berries of all Day Neutral bearing strawberries. 'Tri-star' bears a large crop in spring and six more moderate flushes during summer and autumn. High temperatures up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit do not affect these plants; they just keep producing and producing and producing like the energizer.

Have you discovered "day neutral," strawberries yet? They're terrific for far northern gardens and indispensable for out-of-season berries everywhere else even indoor winter crops! Just made for hanging baskets, pouches, and other space-saving settings, 'Tri-star' will keep you in berries long after the June-bearers have set their last!

To enjoy fresh, juicy strawberries from your own garden, begin by setting plants out as early as possible in the spring. Spade the soil deeply and set the plants in double or triple rows. Strawberries also do well planted in containers.

Runners should be removed as well as the first flush of flowers so plants can direct energy into establishing a strong root system. For winter protection, cover plants with straw or leaves after the temperature has fallen to about 20 F. Remove covering in the spring once growth begins. The bed should be replaced after two years as quality and yield begin to decrease.
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Size: #1 · Hardiness: Zones 4-8 · Height: 6-8" · Spacing: 12-15"

Botanical: Fragaria 'Tri-star' · Exposure: Full Sun · Foliage: Green

Harvest: 'Tri-star' produces a heavy early crop, a lighter summer crop, and a good yield again in the fall.

Classification: Day Neutral · Fruit: Bright Red

Pests: It is tolerant of leaf blight, leaf spot and leaf scorch, and resistant to red stele and verticillium wilt.

Notes: Developed at the University of Maryland and proven to perform well across the country. Recommended for freezing, 'Tri-star' bears from spring through fall. These berries are packed with more flavor and succulent bite than you would imagine possible. They're perfect for fresh eating -- a gourmet taste that's just as easy to grow as the larger, common berries! 'Tri-star's fruit is firm, bright red, and very attractive, but the real treat comes with that first bite!

Best of all, this strawberry flowers and fruits just about 3 months after planting, so if you want later berries, you can keep the blooms pinched back until you're ready for a big crop! Or let it continuously flower and fruit -- 'Tri-star's been known to set fruit from June 'til frost! Compact and easy to grow in containers of all kinds, from strawberry jars to hanging baskets and flower pouches, 'Tri-star' is an all-around adaptable plant. You will find it easy to grow and irresistible to taste!

Planting instructions: Soak plants in water a few minutes before planting. May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is level with the soil surface and water thoroughly. Apply fertilizer after growth begins.

Due to light runner production, we recommend denser planting for this variety. Remove runners for best fruit production. Grow in average, medium wet, 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.


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