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Earliglow Strawberry

Available Spring 2020

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One of the most popular, best-tasting strawberries. This excellent variety will give you an abundance of large, jewel-like, dark red berries. It is used extensively by commercial “pick your own” operations because of the fruit’s classic look and taste. The plant is vigorous and produces many runners that increase your crop year after year. Disease-resistant to red stele and verticillium wilt. Cold hardy. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Good Flavor
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.


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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Friend gave us some to try and they were DELICIOUS!
Garland B on May 31, 2019
Amish farmers in my area grow this berry and recommended it. It is sweet and juicy-- very delicious and it does well in our climate in KY.
Teresa C on May 14, 2019
Friend gave us some to try and they were DELICIOUS!
Garland B on May 31, 2019
Great taste
Dorothy T on May 26, 2019
Amish farmers in my area grow this berry and recommended it. It is sweet and juicy-- very delicious and it does well in our climate in KY.
Teresa C on May 14, 2019
Have had before & liked!
Rodney W on Apr 25, 2019
Reviews and ripening times
Daniel D on Apr 23, 2019
LEAHSUE H on Apr 22, 2019
Size, taste, earliness, and ease - we've always had lots of healthy babies with this variety, too.
William S on Apr 7, 2019
A fruit grower recommended this variety
Ralph V on Apr 4, 2019
Jim P on Mar 31, 2019
This is the only berry I plant anymore after trying many of the others that are available. It is a vigorous producer that produces berries that are excellent for fresh eating or for freezing. Even when in the freezer for several years, the berries retain their shape and do not turn to mush as other berries do. The one downside to this specific strawberry plant is that it is an early berry whose blossoms can be harmed by a late frost if the gardener does not take care to properly cover them.
GARY S on Mar 29, 2019
One of favorites for kids
Jenny R on Mar 25, 2019
Early strawberry
linda b on Mar 25, 2019
Commercial application
Michael H on Mar 23, 2019
grows well in our area
Vanessa J on Mar 23, 2019
I like the Earliglow variety, it has been a good producer for me and it's recommended by my county extension office. My old Earlyglow bed needs to be moved to a new location so I am starting with fresh, virus free plants.
Wendell S on Mar 23, 2019
Like early berries. Good firm berry
Donald S on Mar 20, 2019
I prefer a mix of June bearers and everbearers in my garden. Earliglow grows very well in my Pennsylvania garden.
GLENN F on Mar 20, 2019
Grew them in the past and a very nice strawberry
Jeremy J on Feb 19, 2019
Sounded like a good early berry.
Sandra J on Feb 17, 2019
Early crop desired.
Judith T on Jan 25, 2019
Earliglow berries are the best! They're the variety I grew up with and have never met another strawberry that is superior.
Janelle M on Jun 8, 2018
I had these strawberries at our farm . They are heavy bearers and fruit is extra sweet
James D on May 31, 2018
My Mom grew this kind. They are delicious!
Juliet N on May 10, 2018
Early fruit so hoping for a longer season of fresh strawberries with two different types.
Deb H on May 4, 2018
I wanted to grow something with my son to teach him patience and dedication. He loves strawberries, which would be a reward for said dedication. AND it may have been the best pollinator for the other plant I bought.
KAYLA W on Apr 17, 2018
EarliGlo is a family favorite for first of the season strawberries.
Rhonda S on Mar 1, 2018
Great berries first year out. Ordering these to give to my brother. Great producer!
Cindy G on Feb 10, 2018
It was given high ratings for size and quality in the Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide published by OSU Extension, plus is Disease resistant. The Mr Strawberry website reports it as also suitable for my new region in WV. Customers' very positive responses in your online catalog were also encouraging.
Stephanie H on Apr 25, 2017
This is the best tasting berry I have ever tasted. Makes the best jam!!!!!!!
Charles K on Apr 15, 2017
My father has had excellent luck and crops with this berry.
Amy S on Mar 29, 2017
I have grown them before and they are the best tasting strawberry I have tasted.
Duffy on Mar 27, 2017
EarliGlo looks like an excellent choice for a June Bearing Strawberry. I want one row of June bearing and one row of ever bearing strawberries. Hopefully this will give me a great balance for an organic CSA which is our hopes for our future. This start of plants will give me a good basis to know what to add later. Thank you for the great descriptions and customer reviews to help with this decision.
Cindy A on Mar 4, 2017
Had good luck with this variety in the past.
RANDALL C on Jan 26, 2017
This is the best tasting early strawberry.
NORMAN F on May 31, 2016
I live in Central Oregon with normally short growing season and I liked the numerous reviews. Taste is especially important!
Lorrie P on May 24, 2016
wanted a june-bearer
Mary Sue L on May 24, 2016
Have had this variety of berry in the past and they have the best flavor of any berry I have ever had.
Dorothy H on May 15, 2016
really sweet. don't even need sugar
Heather C on May 10, 2016
We've had this brand before & know it is excellent
Rodney W on May 3, 2016
Excellent berries. Wonderful flavor and color. Have grown in the past.
JUDY L on Apr 14, 2016
These are very good plants. Berries are sweet and big.
ROSE J on Apr 2, 2016
Reviews say this variety has best flavor.
Louise A on Mar 29, 2016
Rated as having the best flavor
Karen B on Mar 25, 2016
Have grown them in the past and loved the texture / taste.
KEVIN B on Mar 20, 2016
Recommended by Purdue for Indiana.
DERYK W on Mar 15, 2016
These will be great for Strawberry smoothies.
Charles A on Mar 11, 2016
Have grown before
Martin T on Mar 10, 2016
We have had EarliGlo in the past and it has done well.
ROY B on Mar 5, 2016
EarliGlo and Sparkle are my two favorite strawberries to grow.
CRAIG W on Mar 3, 2016
Disease resistance
TIMOTHY P on Feb 26, 2016
Great taste
Dorothy T on May 26, 2019
Have had before & liked!
Rodney W on Apr 25, 2019
I'm new at gardening but want to dedicate a 4' x 8' bed to strawberries. I'm looking at the EarliGlo variety for my zone (6b). How many plants will I need to fill that space?
Dawn D on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Because we recommend 1 foot of space between each plant, if you draw out your 4-foot by 8-foot bed, then you should be able to comfortably fit 21 plants into the space (leaving 1 foot on all sides). They fill in quickly once they get growing! Our bare-root strawberry plants come in packages of 25, so that would fill the garden bed with a few plants to spare.
Will these strawberries do well hydroponically?
Warren C on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will. Most all strawberry varieties take very well to hydroponic growing.
Is this EarliGlo strawberry the same as the Earliglow strawberry [(Fairland x Midland) x (Redglow x Surecrop)]? The difference in spelling made me wonder if it is a different berry.
AJ S on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They appear to be the same ??? I'm not sure why there is a spelling discrepancy in the name!

Customer Reviews

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earliglow strawberries
Earliglow strawberries were recommended to me by an orchardist in Elkins Ar. He said that they were the sweetest berries around.
I purchased 50 plants in 2015 and planted them in black plastic. The plants flowered and started to grow. The hardest part about growing strawberries is cutting the flowers off so that the growth energy of the plant goes into its root growth instead of its flower and berry growth, in the first year of growth. The plants grew great the first year, minus the flowers and berries. The black plastic also helped with weed control. I covered the plants up in winter 2015.
I uncovered the plants in March 2016, cleaned them up, cut off runners(about 30 which I gave to another gardener) and awaited the growing season. Started picking berries the last week of April 2016. I have currently picked about 32 cups of berries. Flash froze most of them. Ate about 6 cups.
They are very sweet. No sugar is needed. I would recommend this type of berry.
May 20, 2016
over 4 years ago
EarliGlo Strawberry
I was a little dismayed when my EarliGlo strawberry plants arrived, since they looked like brown sticks. The plants quickly gained leaves and that first year gave a few small berries. The second year, the berries were much larger and plentiful. This year is the third year, and the patch is so thick with beautiful, large, great tasting berries I'm gathering two large bowlfuls per day at the peak. My first red berry was 6/1, and production is just now (6/21) slowing down. Thank you Stark for a great product!
June 22, 2016
over 5 years ago
Want earlier berrys?
Earliglow berrys werejust that, early. we picked our first strawberries on aqpril 20th and they were super tasty. we continued to pick the whole month of may and got more than 7 gallons so far. Extremely happy with these berries.
May 17, 2016
over 4 years ago
My Favorite!
Earliglo strawberries are the tastiest, in my opinion. They have been a long time favorite of mine. They are great for fresh eating and also for chopping and freezing. They generally do not have as heavy yields as some other varieties and probably not as large, but if you value taste and quality go for Earliglo!
June 24, 2016
over 4 years ago
Very tasty
These are easy to grow and have a great strawberry taste. This is my second planting of this is my favorite.
May 10, 2016
over 4 years ago
The best Strawberries we have ever grown!
The strawberries were extremely tasty and good size. Easy growers for sure and very hardy for over wintering in upstate NY - we would definitely recommend these for the home gardener.
August 6, 2016
over 4 years ago
The strawberry that is the gold standard for taste
I planted Earliglow for the taste comparison to the other varieties that I grow. This strawberry is big, very sweet and juicy. When I offer customers a taste comparison, their faces light up at the taste of the Earliglow. The berry is a little too early for me, as the flowers usually gets caught in a frost. But so do our other early berries. So watch for frosty nights after blooming starts and have your frost blanket ready to get the sweetness of this berry.
May 10, 2016
over 5 years ago
Such Healthy Plants!
I highly recommend the Stark EarliGlo Strawberry plants! We received 27 amazingly healthy plants with roots averaging 6" long. Every plant is thriving. What a joy!
April 10, 2016
over 3 years ago
Sweetest berries that you can buy
One of the most hardy plant you can buy. But the sweetest is the seller for this plant. The berries are nice and meaty, most berries get mushy and don't stay firm very long. Highly recommend this berry, better tastin then the commercial berries you buy.
May 15, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great Eating, Very Early
Our daughter bought us some for landscaping (white spring flower) - but the berries are so good we bought a bunch more, and we're selling them. They command a premium being so early. If you're shooting for pure poundage, you might try something else. If you want very early, great eating berries, I'd try these.
May 5, 2016
over 5 years ago