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Ozark Beauty Strawberry

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Description

Enjoy fruit and a protective ground cover. In addition to keeping weeds at bay, this everbearer produces wave after wave of sweet, delicious, scarlet-red strawberries. In our test plots, this is one of the hardiest, most vigorous, heaviest-producing everbearing strawberries. Cold hardy. Ripens in early summer and continues to fruit until first frost. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Summer To First Frost
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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.

Pollination

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
i'm hoping it will work in my permaculture/food forest.
jan W on May 22, 2019
really nice berrys last longer than any other plant
alice g on May 18, 2019
i'm hoping it will work in my permaculture/food forest.
jan W on May 22, 2019
Bomb proof, productive strawberry for growing up north. Had some and mistakenly tossed them out a few years back. Fantastic for us up here in the north country that need a good no-fuss strawberry plant.
Joshua J on May 20, 2019
really nice berrys last longer than any other plant
alice g on May 18, 2019
Very hardy
Woody on May 14, 2019
Recommended as the best everbearing strawberry for the zone we live in.
I???ve had very good success with previous plantings.
Gary M on May 7, 2019
best eating easy to grow
BRIAN B on May 6, 2019
I wanted an everbearing strawberry with good size fruit, not small, and a sweet taste. I thought we could try the Ozark beauty in our strawberry beds this year.
Ginger K on May 3, 2019
Because these are the best
ROBERT T on May 1, 2019
First they are for my zone. Then easy to grow. Last, large strawberries.
Bruce L on May 1, 2019
sweet and big
david s on Apr 27, 2019
I prefer everbearing to June bearing. Ozark Beauty is delicious and hardy.
Stephanie B on Apr 23, 2019
looking for a everbearer strawberry, has good reviews
MARK K on Apr 22, 2019
size and flavor
Luis N D on Apr 22, 2019
peoples reviews
leigh m on Apr 21, 2019
I like that it bears all summer, is cold hardy, and sweet.
Tinesha W on Apr 21, 2019
Sounds like a hard, prolific strawberry. Large fruit
Charley J on Apr 17, 2019
Excellent choice for my area. Good value
ROBERT T on Apr 16, 2019
I have always wanted a strawberry patch and this description seems best for my soil and planting area
Louise M on Apr 10, 2019
Who doesn't love these
Satesh R on Apr 8, 2019
My grandfather had a truck farm and this is one of the varieties he used for his strawberries.
LINUS H on Mar 30, 2019
Like the flavor of the berries.
Vanessa J on Mar 23, 2019
I have been planting strawberries for 8 years and tried many varieties. This one produces the best in my climate - Upstate NY in a cold valley where we get late frosts
JOAN K on Mar 21, 2019
I prefer a mix of June bearers and everbearers in my garden. The Ozark Beauty grows very well in my Pennsylvania garden.
GLENN F on Mar 20, 2019
I have raised this product in the past and liked it very much.
Raymond D on Mar 19, 2019
Zone Appropriate-Good reviews
Diana G on Mar 18, 2019
Strong producing everbearer. Started getting berries during second season. Will send out lots of runners and fill in the bed quickly.
Robert P on Mar 15, 2019
good prior experience
MICHAEL B on Mar 11, 2019
Dad's favorite
Carla S on Mar 9, 2019
I previously ordered this variety and was very please with them.
Kenneth S on Mar 8, 2019
Past experience with Ozark Beauty berries.
Patty S on Mar 4, 2019
I want large berries all summer long. Also, I know that this variety has long roots. I will be planting these in amemded soil in a raised bed frame that extends 18" above the ground so all should grow well.
Della S on Mar 3, 2019
Good track record and taste delicious
CHARLES H on Mar 1, 2019
Our favorite everbearing
Gretchen B on Feb 27, 2019
Customer reviews
Linda B on Feb 1, 2019
Best for my soil and climate
Tucker W on Jan 30, 2019
Recommended by the Colorado State University Extension.
Bryan P on Jan 4, 2019
Performs well in heat...
George F on Nov 30, 2018
It is cold hardy and ever-bearing.
Tiffany B on Sep 20, 2018
We live in a bus conversion and are stocking our greenhouse wall with compact, ideally ever-bearing and self-pollinating varieties of fruits, etc. So we're very excited to have strawberries to pick & eat all growing season!
Zachary K on Sep 5, 2018
My daughter eats 4 pounds of strawberries a week. It's a cost saving measure.
Bradley S on Sep 2, 2018
Want to try growing strawberries and your products are always the best.
MARIA C on Jun 11, 2018
Suggested by customer service, which was excellent, by the way.
Marvel B on May 15, 2018
They grow very well and produce nice berries.
Roger S on May 10, 2018
This variety has a good reputation as a flavorful everbearing strawberry. I???m establishing a strawberry patch for my daughter and son-in-law and they love the little wild strawberries which grow in Ohio. It will be nice to have everbearing strawberry throughout the growing season.
Jeff B on May 9, 2018
had Ozark beauty before and loved them
paul g on May 3, 2018
We had them before at our last farm and they were really great. Moved to a new place and we wanted to plant them here.
Smith S on Apr 28, 2018
I like to pick a quart of strawberries about once per week. The ever bearing variety makes this possible.
Eldon B on Apr 14, 2018
Have planted this variety in the past, best that I have grown.
Larry B on Feb 14, 2018
It is the variety my family used to grow for years. We always had good luck with it. They were delicious.
Janice S on Sep 25, 2017
Love how big these are!
Jamie C on Sep 21, 2017
Bomb proof, productive strawberry for growing up north. Had some and mistakenly tossed them out a few years back. Fantastic for us up here in the north country that need a good no-fuss strawberry plant.
Joshua J on May 20, 2019
Very hardy
Woody on May 14, 2019
Do strawberries return every year or do they have be planted annually?
RK in Iowa on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This information varies depending on variety, but a general rule is that the most plentiful crops occur on plants that are 2-4 years old. As your strawberry plants grow they will put out runners to spread and grow into new plants. Every other year or so pluck some of these baby plants and transfer them into a newly prepared bed. These plants will grow and begin producing heavily by the time your original plants start to dwindle in production (2-3 years later). Then sacrifice the originals and prepare the bed to receive the third generation of plants from runners of your second bed. Alternating back and forth every 2-3 years or so will always ensure 1 bed is always at peak production.
will Ozark Beauty plants set out in April produce berries this fall?
Tracy on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will set fruit long before that; but I pinched a good deal of it off so the plants could focus their energy on growing strong for the winter. I did keep some for snacking later in the season, though. They were wonderful producers in their first year.
Do my strawberry plants need protection from the winter elements?
Toni R on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In southern Michigan we don't do anything to protect our berries. We have a 25x60 orchard where we use ozark beauties as ground cover. My attitude is very much that a harsh winter can't kill all of them--nothing can, they are strawberry plants. :)
How do you plant strawberries?
Bev L on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are very easy to plant. I plant mine in little two gallon pots which I keep
on my patio. They produce lots of great ripe berries all summer.
You can also simply prepare a bed and stick them in there. as well. Truth be told, they are very easy to grow. You just stick them in the soil - pots or beds - water and soon the leaves will come out. The hard part is getting to the ripe berries before your backyard wildlife does. They like strawberries even more than you do.
Can I plant these strawberries in my garden in southern maine this September and have berries next summer, 2017?
Thanks
Diane
Fotini on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The happy answer is, "yes!" It is actually best to plant strawberries in the fall, as they develop a strong root system that gets them off to a great head start the following spring. Keep us posted on your progress.
Should you pick off blooms the first Year for everbearing strawberries?
Jackie B on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's best to, at least, pick off the first blooms in order to allow your plants to get established; and, you will have much larger better berries. It's heart breaking; but, you won't regret it.
what is a good pollinating partner for ozark strawberry plant?
macswood on Mar 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Any other everbearing strawberry will do. Amity is a great new variety.
If I buy one of these at the end of the summer, can I keep it in a pot over winter and then plant it out when i gets warm again?
Gwen F on Aug 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can plant it in the fall and it will produce a few berries next spring. There's really no need to keep it in a pot over the winter.
How many strawberries can each plant produce?
Terry P on Mar 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That figure will vary a great deal depending upon how much sun the plant receives, what kind of fertilizer it gets, how much rainfall there is, etc. This is a heavy producer, so it will produce on the high end of the range from 2/3 cup of berries per plant to 4 cups per plant.
Will these strawberries produce the first year?
Ralph J on Sep 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Year two and they were great and should be continuing.
I just purchased some Ozark. I'm am planning on mulching them with my backyard pine needles as I have with my blueberries for the winter. Is this a good idea? Or do I need to mulch with straw?
DobbysSox on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Pine needles are too acidic for strawberries and can even give them a strange flavor; straw is a better choice. Test the soil to check the pH; strawberries prefer 5.5 to 6.5. If you need to raise the pH; add lime; if you need to lower the pH, add a soil acidifier.
When do newly planted strawberries produce ?
Dan F on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Small crop if you get them in early, and keep clipping any runners. You can let the runners develop at the end of the season when you've had enough berries. The energy that goes into the runners takes away from fruit production, so best to choose one or the other.
Which Strawberrys make the best jam?
Jan H on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: So I feel like any strawberry can make an excellent jam. All you need is strawberry, sugar, and pectin.

My bigger concern with jam is making sure there are enough berries all at one time to make the jam happen. It takes a decent pile of berries. If you are working with a single bed of 4x12 or smaller and jam is your biggest concern, you probably need June bearing berries. If you have a couple hundred square feet that you can ground cover, nothing (in my opinion) is better than the Ozark Beauty for anything--including jam.
i live in mn. which strawberrys are the sweetest?
carol on May 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sparkle and Earliglow are probably the two best-tasting varieties for your growing area.
I just purchased some ozark stawberries 2 single plant in a 4'' pot what is the best soil to buy for a indoor pot?
Darlene P on Apr 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Most of the advice provided via the internet suggests a multi-purpose potting soil. Unfortunately I'm unaware of what that consists of. The important things is that the soil needs to drain well however it also needs to meet the nutritional requirements of the plant so alternatively you could try a 50/50 mix of sand and compost.
Do you ship strawberries in the fall?
Stan W on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we do.
how long before they produce fruits?
carrie on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You'll get a few the first year, but you're better off pinching those flowers and letting the roots develop for a 2nd year crop.
What variety of strawberries should I use if planting in containers?
Ralph J on Sep 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can choose any variety you like; all strawberries will thrive in containers that get full sun. Just make sure the variety is rated for your growing zone.
I have a 2???X8???X1??? deep above ground planter. How many Ozark Beauty plants do I need?
Dale H on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Strawberry plants need a square foot of space each, so you would need 16 plants to fill the planter.
How many strawberry plants should I buy? I have four feet of space.
Shay123 on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Strawberry plants need a square foot of space each. If your planting bed is 4' by 8" wide, you can get away with 4 plants, but the bed shouldn't be any narrower or the root system won't be able to develop properly.
How will these do if planted in the fall in the Pacific Northwest?
Anne N on Sep 14, 2017
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.

That said, fall is an excellent time to plant strawberries. You'll get fruit 2 weeks sooner next summer. :-)

Customer Reviews

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We received healthy, robust plants (with a few extras added). After doing the required blossom removal the first year, we have had endless crops from these plants--one does have to take measures to protect the ripening berries from the birds, chipmunks and other critters by using netting. (We learned that the hard way.) The runners that each plant sends out must be planted in a new bed, thus a continuous source of plants bearing fruit.
The berries are quite large and a little tart, which makes them delicious in any dessert requiring sugar. Mine usually are devoured daily in yogurt, cereal, etc.

This is an easy variety to grow, thankfully. I'm not an expert gardener. I hardily recommend the Ozark Beauty.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for the feedback. We are so Happy you are pleased.
July 13, 2017
TiffanyF Staff
Love this strawberry
I am an very amateur strawberry grower and have a slope next to my horse barn that they grow on. This strawberry grows excellent with absolutely amazing large berries that taste wonderful! It also has very large ground covering foliage that helps keep out weeds. My strawberry patch receives minimal maintenance and these strawberries thrive.
May 10, 2016
Great strawberry for a home garden
Ozark Beauty is a wonderfully rich flavored small berry. This is true strawberry flavor - the way nature intended us to perceive strawberries. Though they do make runners, I have found Ozark Beauty to be more manageable than many other varieties. These are very delicate fruits though: pick with care as they bruise very easily and eat as close to immediately as you can manage (as if that would be a problem). When picking, it is best to use a large bowl to prevent damaging the tender fruit. Ozark Beauty is an ever bearing variety, but truthfully, most of your crop will arrive in June with the occasional berry appearing later in the season.
May 25, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Great Strawberry!
I planted the Ozark Beauty Strawberries in a raised bed in my SE GA garden last year and they are growing great. The plants quickly filled in the raised bed last year, survived a couples of freezes under a row cover, and quickly recovered this spring. This is my first harvest and the strawberries have been plentiful. The best part - they are very tasty!
April 24, 2016
ozark beauty strawberry
I have these for several years. They produce a lot of berries all the way into November for me.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Ozark Beauty Strawberry
This is the only real forever strawberry I have ever seen. They are huge and tasty. If I had more room I would buy more Ozarks! Maybe I should find more room.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Extremely satisfied with this strawberry
The strawberry didn't do well for the first year and only 5 plants survived probably because I left in the bag for too long. They took off in the 2nd year and reproduced so many new plants that they filled up a huge veggie bed in two months. New plants started to produce strawberries in a months. They are definitely much much better than varieties many of my friends bought from stores. They are absolutely tasty. Highly recommended.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Great berry
We planted them and got a large amount of berries the first year! Large and very tasty!
May 23, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Wonderful!
Just this week we've started picking our strawberries ... they are absolutely delicious. I couldn't believe how large some of them were! Excellent!
May 19, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Very hearty and prolific
Grew real well after I planted them. They are full of blossoms and are bearing after the first year out.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago