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Tristar Everbearing Strawberry

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Description

Loved by chefs for their sweet strawberry flavor, Tristar strawberries are also beautiful plants. Their attractive, notched leaves, white flowers and jewel-toned berries make them the best strawberry for hanging baskets. Easy-care plants are medium height and disease resistant. These plants are also day-neutral, which means a heavy crop in early spring, lighter crops in hot summer weather, and increased size berries in fall. Cold-hardy. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Spring, Summer And Fall
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Taste Sweet
Texture Solid
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
for countless profound deep complex yet utterly ultimately simple philosophical reasons that play into the saving of the entire universe, the excommunication and banishment of all evil, and the manifestation of paradise for all. what choice did I really have, therefore?
Lisa A on May 12, 2016
As a demo for children at the local library for our Story Garden. We plan to use the Newbery Award winner" Strawberry Girl" with these plants in a strawberry pot.
Rose E on May 4, 2016
for countless profound deep complex yet utterly ultimately simple philosophical reasons that play into the saving of the entire universe, the excommunication and banishment of all evil, and the manifestation of paradise for all. what choice did I really have, therefore?
Lisa A on May 12, 2016
Have grown it before - very satisfactory and highly recommended
John C on May 6, 2016
As a demo for children at the local library for our Story Garden. We plan to use the Newbery Award winner" Strawberry Girl" with these plants in a strawberry pot.
Rose E on May 4, 2016
Like the flavor & length of time produces fruit. Winter hardy for in PA.
Truman P on May 3, 2016
Said it was good as a hanging plant. I'm excited to try this.
Wayne T on Apr 29, 2016
Ever-bearing, sweet berries, lower maintenance, Pretty plant according to the description, that will go well in the top 8 spots in the Tower Garden in my office.
JOHN S on Apr 25, 2016
For the ever bearing properties.
Kris P on Apr 7, 2016
Wanted strawberries for my garden tower!
Lois W on Apr 4, 2016
We have previously grown these berries and were very satisfied with the fruit. Delicious, firm, sweet berries and produces all summer until 1st hard frost in October! After moving into a new home and finally getting things situated to have another patch of our own these were our first pick
Christine M on Mar 10, 2016
Hydroponic production
Elizabeth J on Mar 5, 2016
It was recommended for North Central Texas
Alexandra S on Feb 19, 2016
Have grown it before - very satisfactory and highly recommended
John C on May 6, 2016
Like the flavor & length of time produces fruit. Winter hardy for in PA.
Truman P on May 3, 2016
What's the benefit of getting the pot vs. the plants?
Heather G on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I ordered the pot size and I received a beautiful healthy strawberry plant in a
pot.
Will these strawberry plants produce berries the first summer I plant them? Or the second? Thanks :)
Kelly S on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Kelly,

These plants will definitely produce the first year! Being everbearing, they will produce fruit as soon as the plant is large/healthy enough to. I found that my first few fruits were few and on the small side, but as the plant grew over the course of the summer, the fruits became more numerous and larger.
I'd like to try my hand at planting strawberries in a pallet. I'd rather not go with bare root as I'd like to have berries quickly! If I go with the 4" pot...can they be transplanted into the pallet?
April P on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I think they can. They will take a little time to adjust to the root disturbance, but they should do fine.
I planted bare roots in holes in 5 gallon buckets. The bottom was where I watered into and it wicced up. I had strawberries all summer. They were not big, but they were sweet. I was pleased!
I heard that pruning flowers off young plants helps them grow healthier roots faster and that the later crop will yield larger berries. Is there any truth to this?
Joerusche on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There is a great deal of truth to that. When you pinch off flowers, you direct all of the plant's energy to growing the root system. The bigger and stronger the root system is, the bigger your fruit will be, and you will also have more of it.

Customer Reviews

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Everbearing strawberries
I am so happy I bought these strawberries! I was hesitant not believing they could produce good strawberries all season but they were great! They were very sweet, juicy berries that just kept coming and coming! I was thrilled! They have not started producing yet this season but the plants all came back and have lots of blossoms so I have high hopes for another great summer! I would recommend them with my limited experience.
May 25, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Delicious strawberry!
This is my first Spring and Summer growing strawberries, and in general, this is my first time ever growing strawberries. I did some research and found that the Tristar Strawberry variety was favored by chefs and gardeners, so I thought I'd give them a try and bought a bundle from Stark Bros. I have to say, I'm very impressed with the Tristar Strawberries! I bought a bundle of 25 roots and crowns in late March 2016 and I received three extra roots, which was a plus. I planted then in ten gallon Smart Pot containers since I heard that this variety does well in containers and hanging baskets. The plants formed leaves and blooms within just two weeks after planting and by the third week they already had strawberries forming. The blooms are very beautiful and have an amazing fragrance reminiscent of vanilla. By week seven I had a few ripe strawberries and they were delicious! They are about the size of a quarter and are very sweet and have a rich strawberry flavor. The flavor is way better than store bought strawberries without a doubt! I personally would wait until the Tristar strawberries turn a deep (dark) Crimson red before picking and harvesting. This is when they are the most flavorful. I plan on buying more Tristar strawberries from Stark Bros so I can hang some in baskets on my porch this Summer. Looking forward to harvesting more of these delicious strawberries. They are my new favorites.
May 11, 2016
Superior bare root
This year we decided to try strawberries in our straw bale garden. I have had Tristar before and have had an abundant harvest from a small number of plants (25), picking an extra large serving bowl of berries each morning. The bare roots that we received from Stark Bros had large healthy roots and after one week in the bales have lush healthy growth. Nine days after planting, we have flower buds. Wish I could post pics. Can hardly wait for harvest.
May 9, 2016
Prolific and Sweet
We received bare roots last year. Over the summer, all of the plants grew from the bare roots (I've bought bare roots from local discount stores that didn't sprout), and produced a few berries. This year, the plants started producing in March, and are consistently producing loads of juicy, sweet berries. I like this variety so much I plan to buy more.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Starting to leaf
First time planting bare root strawberries and they are starting to really grow!
May 13, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Delious
They were great. I had some die back over the winter but still had a good amount of strawberries We liked picking them all summer long.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Sweet Berries All Summer Long
These strawberries are easy to cultivate, and they continued to produce more sweet, juicy berries into the early fall. My sister has had equal success growing these strawberries in the sandy soil of central Oregon as we have had here in eastern Pennsylvania.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great strawberry
A little smaller than the "one timers" but great taste and long season
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Tristar Everbearing Strawberry
They are great. It is nice to get strawberries all season. The berries are nice and big and sweet.
May 28, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Tri-Star Strawberries
I've planted these before and am looking forward to harvesting again. The plants came in short order, were easy to plant and are already showing signs of growth - just in the ground 3 days.
May 28, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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