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Strawberry 'Fort Laramie' Everbearing
Item ST160

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Bred especially for northern growers but great throughout the country! With 'Fort Laramie' strawberries you'll harvest your first berries this very summer! And what berries – HUGE, bright, scarlet-red berries with pink to scarlet color right to the core. Makes your mouth water just to smell their heavenly aromatic fragrance, and your taste buds tingle as you enjoy their sweet, delicious taste. 'Ft. Laramie' has good texture and excellent yields.It is easily planted into bedding packs and also works well in hanging baskets. Three weeks bench time and works best in colder areas of USA and Canada. This is the hardiest everbearer, super-sturdy strain that thrives in all parts of the country and withstands the worst winters without mulch. Ft. Laramie is an everbearing cultivar that produces a constant supply of berries throughout the growing season. Produces runners and bright red berries bursting with juice with a fresh honey-sweet flavor. Self-pollinating.

Strawberries are high in Ellagic acid, shown to help prevent cancer & heart disease. Fresh strawberries are very high in fiber and very low in calories and they contain more vitamin C by weight than oranges or grapefruit.

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, 'Ft. Laramie' 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 3-10 · Height: 3-6" · Spacing: 12-15"

Botanical: Fragaria x ananassa 'Fort Laramie' · Exposure: Full Sun · Foliage: Green

Harvest: Everbearing Strawberries produce an early summer crop and also a fall crop with some berries on and off all summer. Tip: Pinch off blooms for first two months on everbearing strawberries to promote larger harvest.

Classification: Everbearing · Fruit: Bright Scarlet-Red with a Scarlet Interior

Pests: Good disease resistance. Its dense leathery foilage is resistant to leaf spot.

Notes: 'Fort Laramie' Strawberries are originally from the "ice-box" section of our nation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, this is a super hardy, wonderfully producing everbearing strawberry. 'Fort Laramie' Strawberries are high yielding, vigorous plants that produce large berries right through the season.

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.

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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