Earliglow Strawberry


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.

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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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 12" tall x 12" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12" apart to ensure room for growth.


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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow strawberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
To put in planter box at a nursing home
Betsey W on May 17, 2021
Raised them before and loved them
Verna H on May 15, 2021
To put in planter box at a nursing home
Betsey W on May 17, 2021
Had these before and there good berrys.
dean m on May 16, 2021
Raised them before and loved them
Verna H on May 15, 2021
wanted this
Venus G on May 3, 2021
We just wanted a few strawberry plants on our back patio.
LEE A on Apr 24, 2021
Best taste
Susan D on Apr 23, 2021
Its a variety I'm not familiar with and wanted something new to expand our tiny strawberry bed.
Gregg H on Apr 1, 2021
we make jam, like the range of ripe berries
richard p on Mar 29, 2021
early variety, good for beginners, pic
D D on Mar 22, 2021
To grow Strawberies ;)
Nathan G on Mar 13, 2021
Just look at them, yum!
William S on Mar 1, 2021
Looking for sweet strawberries!
Debra S on Feb 21, 2021
My husband and I love strawberry and everbearing sweet juice strawberrys is what we wanted.
Christine L M on Feb 19, 2021
Previous experience with strand
Lee C on Feb 10, 2021
Zone 8
Mindy A on Feb 10, 2021
Review said it was the sweetest strawberry
Judith S on Jan 22, 2021
David H on Jan 15, 2021
Starting a new strawberry bed
Cynthia G on Jan 13, 2021
Need a time tested June bearing berry that was suggested by New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service out of UNH.
Peter M on Oct 29, 2020
I like the number of plants per package
Richard M on Apr 29, 2020
Make a strawberry garden.
Linda M B on Apr 29, 2020
Roots and Refuge recommended these!
Erica E on Apr 29, 2020
I like to have a large crop in June in order to make jam, pie filling and freeze the extra. I also purchased the Tristar Everbearing variety to keep me eating fresh strawberries all season long.
Bret M on Apr 12, 2020
More than the quality of this variety is the outstanding service and quality from Stark's Brothers. I have ordered multiple times and have been very satisfied each and every time.
Michael S on Apr 11, 2020
early disease resistance
ronald w on Apr 11, 2020
Great strawberry to grow at home. Produces good yields and is hardy!
Mike G on Apr 10, 2020
Friends recommended
Daniel W on Apr 8, 2020
Want early strawberries for our farm stand.
Patrick H on Apr 7, 2020
Very good berries.
Gary M on Apr 5, 2020
Rick J on Apr 5, 2020
I ordered these from you previously and enjoyed them.
Brian E on Apr 4, 2020
Our favorite
Fred F on Apr 3, 2020
joe w on Mar 31, 2020
The berries melt in our mouths when we pick and make a wonderful jam. They are hardy at our farm in central Illinois
John P on Mar 27, 2020
A guess on what to choose
Debra h on Mar 26, 2020
I have grown this variety of strawberry along with others and it is the best I ever tasted!
MAUREEN B on Mar 21, 2020
It was on sale and had good reviews
Guest A on Mar 14, 2020
Good taste - I hope. I want a strawberry to taste like a strawberry. Also, I like to buy bare root. Better price too. And the low shipping cost.
james J on Mar 9, 2020
Because of the description and disease resistance .and most of all the great price can't wait to plant them and hope to pick some this year
William P on Mar 8, 2020
Been on my wish list
Lynne P on Mar 3, 2020
best tasting strawberry variety I've grown
Matt K on Feb 29, 2020
price was good, self pollinating
william j c on Jan 19, 2020
My best early producer over the years!
Bob E on Jan 16, 2020
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
Had these before and there good berrys.
dean m on May 16, 2021
wanted this
Venus G on May 3, 2021
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.
When is the best time to plant this variety of strawberry?
Todd D on Mar 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: In the Midwest, zone 5a, we planted ours in early spring. Mid-Late April as long as the soil isn???t too heavy or wet. Growth will start pretty soon especially if you get a good soaking rain soon after planting. Be sure to pinch off the blossoms this year. It???s hard, no berries this first year then but you will be rewarded with a bumper crop in the coming years and healthy strong plants.
do any of these strawberry varieties bloom the first year?
nancy on Mar 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I got strawberry???s from Earliglow strawberry plants the first year I planted them.
is this an order of 25 plants or 1 plant?
Tricia K on Feb 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Currently we are selling these in a bundle of 25 plants or a single plant in a 4" pot.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
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!
How many strawberry plants can you plant in a 2x8 elevated planter box?
Debra R on May 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We recommend spacing these plants 12" apart to ensure room for growth so you might only be able to fit 8 plants.
Do you ship to Canad ?
Patricia M on Mar 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, at this time we cannot ship products outside the United States, or to Hawaii.
How many do I get for $17.99?
robymersecchi r on Feb 7, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is 1 single potted plant for 17.99 or we have the bareroot bundle of 25 plants for 21.99

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
If I ordered now in August . Would you ship now or wait till spring?
Jan C on Aug 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you would like us to ship your order at a different time, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180. We would be glad to help you arrange what suits you and your growing zone best.
we just received 25 bareroot Earliglow plants (April 10) We have them in the fridge because temps at night are getting down to 28. How long will they stay good in the fridge?
Sandie K on Apr 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I would plant them now. They are dormant and will wake up when they are ready. Your night time temp will not bother them. Storing them in the fridge Is not a good idea for more than a day or two. The dry cold air will start pulling moisture from them. I tried that before I knew better, I only had three out of fifty plants survive after 4 days in the refrigerator.
When is good time to plant in zip 23838?
Milton on Nov 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
I am looking for ever-bearing strawberries to plant this fall or spring in Zone 5. What do you suggest? Thanks for your help!
Mary M on Sep 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: //www.starkbros.com/zone-finder Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.
Can you grow strawberries or raspberries in Zone 9?
Diane A on Apr 6, 2020

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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 6 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 7 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 6 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 5 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 6 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 5 years ago
Very tasty
These are easy to grow and have a great strawberry taste. This is my second planting of this variety....it is my favorite.
May 10, 2016
over 6 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 6 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 5 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 6 years ago