TRIBUTE STRAWBERRY (EVERBEARER) zone 3 – 10 heavy fruiting, medium to large fruit, normal to loamy soil, Resistant to red stele and verticillium wilt, this is a super-dependable choice.
The Tribute’s medium to large, firm fruit has made it the most popular of the eastern day-neutral varieties. It is one of the most successful varieties in commercial plantings. During the first year, Tribute will peak in September and the next year will bring forth a heavy spring crop. It is resistant to both red stele and verticillium wilt.
Tribute Strawberry is an excellent choice for our area and climate. It doesn’t matter if you’ll be planting a few Tribute Strawberries or just a few, the Tribute Strawberry is an excellent choice.
TRISTAR (EVERBEARER)zone 4-8, space saver (hanging baskets, pouches, containers)fruits 3 months after planting, normal to loamy soil, late season peak (earlier than Tribute).
Produces medium to small flavorful fruit – a favorite with home gardeners desiring good dessert quality berries all season long. The first year, Tristar will give its late season peak of production earlier than Tribute. But, for a steady harvest of strawberries, both varieties should be planted. It is resistant to both red stele and verticillium wilt. Excellent for use in patio gardens and/or hanging baskets.
Everbearing strawberries produce one crop in spring and another in fall. Everbearing strawberry plants don’t send out many runners and instead focus their energy on producing multiple harvests. All runners should be removed as well as all flowers until July 1st of the first year. Plants may then be allowed to produce fruit. *Start with a rich, organic soil. Apply a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) at planting at the rate of one pound per 100 sq. ft. Fertilize again after renovation of June bearers or second harvest of everbearing types.