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.