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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.

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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.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
The description indicated all the factors I was looking for. Hardy, sweet, ever-bearing, and prolific.
Lauran H on Feb 28, 2021
As a variety to aid in pollination.
Sarah J on Feb 10, 2021
The description indicated all the factors I was looking for. Hardy, sweet, ever-bearing, and prolific.
Lauran H on Feb 28, 2021
yum
Kenneth V on Feb 15, 2021
As a variety to aid in pollination.
Sarah J on Feb 10, 2021
2nd for larger berrier per reviews of honeyoye
nancy n on Feb 10, 2021
First time grower and the reviews gave me confidence. Also saw on Roots and Refuge Farm.
Tammy H on Feb 8, 2021
Good strawberry for my location.
Teresa P on Feb 3, 2021
Like plant produces greatb
RUTH on Jan 31, 2021
I like the name. and I wanted Everbearing Strawberries to go with the ones I have.
Donna B on Jan 28, 2021
Had them before
Robert G on Jan 28, 2021
Companion plant for my asparagus plants.
Joanna S on Jan 26, 2021
Never grew any of these. Going to give it a try.
Ron on Jan 24, 2021
I haven't grown strawberries before and want to try them. This variety sounded good.
Chris P on Jan 22, 2021
I understand that they are one of the best tasting
Barbara H on Jan 18, 2021
Good reviews, big and prolific
Stephanie P on Jan 12, 2021
Good choice for Ohio garden
Elaine T on Jan 9, 2021
Have had them before. Excellent producer and fantastic taste!
Mark G on Dec 13, 2020
Just read the reviews and supposedly a good producer and sweet tasting.
Piddler on Dec 6, 2020
LARGE SWEET TASTING
ROBERT E on Nov 1, 2020
Roots and refuge farm
Cheryl O on Jun 28, 2020
My grand boy loves strawberries
Janice E on Jun 28, 2020
Bought seeds twice this season and even tried to plant fresh seeds from purchased strawberry, nothing grew. So as much as we like strawberries it would be nice to actually get a plant a couple of plants growing!
Kelana C on Jun 26, 2020
Ah live in th' Ozarks.
Chuch on Jun 22, 2020
I lived in Saint Louis and grew it there
MARIA G on Jun 17, 2020
Friends have this variety and they think they are wonderful and winter over real good.
Peter V on Apr 27, 2020
Because of the everbearing qualities of the plant and the good reputation of this producer.
John M on Apr 23, 2020
Because it is everbearing
Elizabeth P M on Apr 17, 2020
I love strawberries and wanted to try this varity
William P on Apr 17, 2020
Great looking , full and sweet in flavor. They grow hardy.
Pamela P on Apr 11, 2020
All my other plants died and I want fruit all summer
Teggy S on Apr 11, 2020
Length of harvest season.
David W on Apr 10, 2020
had when i was a kid hope they are the same they were good berries
George W on Apr 8, 2020
The reviews where great ,it grows in my zone and is everbearing
Misty C on Apr 7, 2020
Good berry
Kimberly H on Apr 7, 2020
Seems like the longest bearing fruit for my zone
Erica A on Apr 6, 2020
This a variety my parents grew
Verna P on Apr 6, 2020
Good berries
Liz B on Apr 5, 2020
Great reviews
Russell L on Apr 5, 2020
Something I wanted to try for a while
Barbara H on Apr 4, 2020
I live in Missouri and have been to the Ozarks many times.
Kathleen S on Apr 2, 2020
Everbearing strawberries for grandchildren
Debora Z on Apr 2, 2020
Everbearer!!!
Leigh M on Mar 29, 2020
everbearer that grows in zone 4
Sandra A on Mar 29, 2020
They're a well known everbearing strawberry
Dana E on Mar 28, 2020
I have wanted to try these due to the reviews I have read. I am needing to find a good complement to the Jewel strawberry that grows so easily for me.
TAMARA T on Mar 25, 2020
They Look good and I like strawberry. Hopefully they will do good and I will not have to buy them.
Farnklin Y on Mar 23, 2020
I???ve raise them for many years. Always a good berry.
Brenda F on Mar 20, 2020
Want the strawberries
Bobbi A on Mar 14, 2020
Heavy crops and cold hardy.
Taylor S on Mar 14, 2020
I don't make jam, but like my strawberries over a long period.
Nancy S on Mar 13, 2020
Strawberries all year
Travis N on Feb 28, 2020
yum
Kenneth V on Feb 15, 2021
2nd for larger berrier per reviews of honeyoye
nancy n on Feb 10, 2021
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does this plant come back every year?
Ritchie G on Jun 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does., I live in Michigan and it handles our harsh winter very well,. Come every june this Ozark beauties are producing very well. I use starks strawberry fertilizer as soon as the weather breaks, sometime in April is when I feed the berries. One other thing I do is in late fall I spread Cow manure around my plants. and or cow tea into my strawberry beds. After My first June crop., I thin my patch out. then use Starks Strawberry fertilizer every 2 weeks thru the entire summer,. my Berry patch keeps producing berries all season long., Side note fertilize in early morning or late evening., Good luck Chris C
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.
can i plant these in hanging baskets?
Brad H on Apr 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. I have some in a hanging basket.
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 get any fruit the year you plant them?
Marilyn O on Feb 24, 2021
BEST ANSWER: When growing everbearing strawberries, plants will generally start to produce fruit within their first growing season. However, the first year's fruiting may be more sporadic and sparse. We recommend picking off the first year blooms so the next crop is large and delicious
How many plants comes with this collection?
C A on Feb 1, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. There are 25 bare roots in a bundle.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
When storing strawberry roots in the crisper for later planting, do they have to be moistened or stored as is?
lori s on Jan 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Wrap the bare-root plants and trees in the shipping plastic and store in a cool, dark place, like an unheated basement, cellar, garage or shed. It is ideal to store the tree at a temperature of 40??F, but anything under 60??F should work for a short period of time. You do want to make sure the roots stay moistened but not soaked.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I've got clay soil, should I still add 1/3 sand to my soil?
Mitchel P on Nov 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Don't add sand - add organic material! The danger of adding sand???especially in small amounts???is that large sand particles mixed with tiny clay particles will result in a concrete-like mixture. ... It takes the addition of 50% of total soil volume to significantly change the texture of clay soils. The best way to improve clay soils is to mix organic materials thoroughly with existing soil, explained Brewer. Bark, sawdust, manure, leaf mold, compost and peat moss are among the organic amendments commonly used to improve clay soil
How many plants would you suggest planting in a 3 gal. container?
Joe M on Nov 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Strawberry plants are small, and they can easily fit into most pots. But, just like most other plants, they like their space and hate to be crowded. When growing strawberry plants in containers, the temptation is to let more plants root than the small area can support. To make sure you get the most out of your berry plants, be sure to let no more than 3 (or if a smaller variety, 4) plants root per square foot of soil. Since strawberry plants have relatively shallow root systems, the surface area (as long as the pot or container doesn???t taper too quickly) is sufficient to use as your calculation. If you allow too many plants to root, they will provide you with few strawberries, even if they look green and lush.
Can you ship root stock overseas?
Danny M on Nov 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We do not sell rootstock and Unfortunately, at this time we cannot ship products outside the United States, or to Hawaii.
Does this come as a plant with leaves or bareroot?
Nik K on Jun 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time of the year it is shipped as a potted plant. Bare root bundles are available in Spring only Usually from February- May.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
If we ordered these plants now for a August delivery will they have time to establish themselves in stackable containers before our first frost in October?
Deborah S on Jun 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. I would think so yes, these are only offered in the potted plant variety as our bare root season has ended for the year.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
you rate Ozark beauty for zones 4-8 fast growing trees for zones 4-9 I want to buy it but I live in zone 9 , I don't know what to do ?
felix c on Mar 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You should shop at a place that knows there products
I haven???t had any luck with Stark products I shop local nurseries only now
Are the Ozark strawberries organic?
Sahil B on Feb 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No - our strawberries are not grown organically.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
It says $10.00 per pkg 25. Does that mean there are 25 bare roots plants in one package?
Sahil B on Feb 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes - they are bundled in packages of 25 plants.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How many strawberry plants are included for the price?
Angela B on Feb 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our bare root strawberries are bundled with 25 roots.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the best strawberry for making jam?
ELIZABETH W on Feb 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Any of Starks strawberries are wonderful, the Ozark Beauties are large sweet and multi purposed berries.

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 6 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 5 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 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 6 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 6 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago