Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
‘Sequoia’ is an everbearing type of strawberry that produces very sweet and juicy fruits. Good for warmer climate areas. This Strawberry is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is very easy to grow – great for beginner gardeners! ‘Sequoia’ grows as a perennial and being a perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). One of the tastiest strawberries, bearing for many months. This excellent home garden variety yields exceptionally large, dark red fruit. The berries are firm at first and soften as they enlarge. Resistant to powdery mildew. ‘Sequoia’ strawberry plants are widely adapted, being recommended in gardens from California to Utah to Florida. Plant so that crown is just above soil level. It is known for growing to a height of approximately 7-8 inches. This variety tends to bloom in late spring. The ‘Sequoia’ strawberry plants typically bloom just 10 weeks after planting. ‘Sequoia’ is considered a hybrid cultivar. Small crown, producing runners that extend from the parent and establish roots and a new plant.
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.