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What is the best Strawberry for eating and freezing

Posted by little_acorn 5A (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 6:43

I would like to plant Strawberries and would like to know which strawberry is the best eating and freezing?
I live in Ohio.


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RE: What is the best Strawberry for eating and freezing

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 8:58

I suggest trialing them yourself. You simply buy a number of berry plants that are readily available in your area and dedicate some space for them. There are no bad strawberries, so you can't go wrong and it will be a fun project. I trialed a bunch last year and came away with some winners:


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RE: What is the best Strawberry for eating and freezing

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 11:05

Agree that 'best' is a personal preference, not a label that can be just slapped on one of the many varieties. So you will have to discover for yourself which you think is best.

If you asked for 'favorite' instead you'll get 50 different recommendations from 100 different people. And over on the Fruits forum you'll get even more favorites.

So what varieties are available to you locally? Do you want everbearing or June bearing? Do you plan to grow them as annuals or create a permanent bed? In ground or in containers?

Dave

PS: my personal favorites are Ozark Beauty, Honeoye, Tribute, and Cardinal.

Recommended strawberry varieties for Ohio: Delite, Earliglow, Guardian, Kent, Lateglow, Lester, Midway, Redchief, Surecrop, Tribute, Tristar. (According to the Ohio State University Extension)


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RE: What is the best Strawberry for eating and freezing

For regular varieties I would say that Earlyglow is number 1 for taste. I have raised it and many other varieties.

Here is a link that might be useful: Strawberry Varieties


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RE: What is the best Strawberry for eating and freezing

I have been looking for the same kind of answer. Honeoye shows up every time this type of subject comes up. I am only in paying attention to June bearing though.

I am not one that like to see what the state or county extension people say. That is based on a couple different second experiences in my area. But if you are near the university that did trials or whatever, I would take that into strong consideration.


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RE: What is the best Strawberry for eating and freezing

I raised Honeoye. It is about the most beautiful berry, very productive, long bearing, and rot resistant> what more could you ask for? Well, some taste.


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