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Strawberry 'Eversweet' Everbearing
Item ST165

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Bred especially for southern growers! 'Eversweet' everbearer, fruits throughout spring, summer, and. 'Eversweet' tolerates temperatures over 100 degrees without loss of fruit quality. Large berries are exceptionally flavorful. Outstanding flavor, and works well in bedding plant packs and hanging baskets. 'Eversweet' shows very good results all over the country. 'Everbearing' strawberries deliver fruit all summer, with a large initial harvest and a steady crop the rest of the season. Like June bearers, they are very easy to grow and will do well most anywhere. Plant both Junebearers and everbearers for a constant supply of fresh fruit.

Have you discovered ever-bearing, or "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, 'Eversweet' 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 5-9 · Height: 8-10" · Spacing: 12-24"

Botanical: Fragaria x ananassa 'Eversweet' · Exposure: Full Sun · Foliage: Deep Green

Harvest: 'Eversweet' delivers fruit all summer, with a large initial harvest and a steady crop the rest of the season.

Classification: Everbearing · Fruit: Very Large, Deep Red

Pests: Good disease resistance. Susceptible to root rot and must be planted in well-drained soil, with crown set at soil level.

Notes: Recommended for freezing, 'Eversweet' 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 great taste that's just as easy to grow as the larger, common berries! 'Eversweet'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! Compact and easy to grow in containers of all kinds, from strawberry jars to hanging baskets and flower pouches, 'Eversweet' 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. When planting, make sure that the roots are spread apart, and not tightly packed in a small hole. Apply fertilizer after growth begins.

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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