Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Try Honeoye if you want the tastiest strawberries ever! This large, sweet as Honey Junebearing variety gives Honeoye its name. It is the best for freezing! Honeoye also has a beautiful red color and it is a fantastic yielder! The world famous plant breeders at Geneva, New York Experiment Station knew they had a winning strawberry when they saw the large crimson red fruits. The flavor is excellent, sweet and highly aromatic. These plants are highly resistant to disease. With a long 2-week harvest period the Honeoye offers an ample amount of fruit.
To enjoy fresh, juicy strawberries from your own garden, begin by setting plants out as early as possible in the spring. Allow the runners to form a mat 15 to 18″ wide with the runner plants spaced 4 to 6″ apart. For winter production, cover plants with straw or leaves after the temperature has fallen to about 20° F. Remove covering in the spring once growth begins. Pinch Junebearing plants until flowering ceases in early summer and expect a bountiful harvest the following spring. After the second bearing season it is advisable to replant the bed.