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Sequoia Strawberry

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Early-maturing variety! Grow your own excellent dessert-quality fruit without the wait. Medium-height plants develop vigorous runners for increased berry production. Large, glossy berries are plump and juicy with a long conic shape. Flavor is outstandingly sweet and subacid with highly pleasing aromatic qualities. Developed by University of California and introduced in 1972. Disease-resistant to leaf spot. Cold hardy. Ripens in June and may bear into fall. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large - Extra 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 Outstanding
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
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.


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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I have purchased these plants from you before and they bear well.
DEFORD C on Apr 8, 2020
Great taste and productivity.
Robert B on Mar 31, 2020
I have purchased these plants from you before and they bear well.
DEFORD C on Apr 8, 2020
Like them
Barbara H on Apr 4, 2020
Great taste and productivity.
Robert B on Mar 31, 2020
because of the size of berry
mark k on Mar 29, 2020
Sequoia grows well in central Texas
DAWN F. on Mar 28, 2020
Sweet berries and long season
Milana C on Mar 17, 2020
We have tried other varieties and wanted to try these for fresh eating and desserts.
A R on Mar 13, 2020
I have grown these before successfully in a different state. I was pleased to see that they grow well in Texas as well.
Gregory M on Mar 10, 2020
Compatible with zone and testing variety
Mark C on Jan 14, 2020
For my wife
Jared D on Jan 9, 2020
Diversify my varieties of strawberries
Jerry W on Aug 28, 2019
My neighbor grows them and they are so sweet
RENEE M on Jun 5, 2019
Stephen H on May 26, 2019
friend has this variey in my location, beautiful berries and tolerates AZ heat
Greg M on Mar 21, 2019
Never used this variety Curious
Donald S on Mar 20, 2019
Love the size of the strawberries and hope they taste as good as they look
Myra H on Feb 6, 2019
I am wanting to try different varieties. Have been very pleased with Stark Bros. product.
phyllis C on Jan 22, 2019
I cannot buy them in the store
Sergei S on May 11, 2018
I planted these last year and they were the best strawberries I have ever grown.
WILLIAM T on Jan 28, 2018
This is an old variety that my family has been enjoying for over 40 years
Pauline S on Jan 5, 2018
I wanted a June -Bearing strawberry with good size, color and flavor that does well in a warm, wet climate
NANCY S on Feb 9, 2017
Size and early bearing
James A on Feb 5, 2017
Because they're supposed to be huge strawberries
MATT M on Jan 12, 2017
Like them
Barbara H on Apr 4, 2020
because of the size of berry
mark k on Mar 29, 2020
Is this a june bearing or ever bearing plant? It says it may bear into fall?
Warren T on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Although Sequoia is officially considered Junebearing, the plants produce like an everbearing strawberry in mild climates, putting on berries throughout the warm season.
Sequoia Strawberries: The add says "Grow your own excellent dessert-quality fruit without the wait." Does that mean first season fruit?
Victor M on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You might see some fruit the first year, but we'd encourage you to pinch off most (if not all) of the flowers that appear the year they plant in order to let the plants establish the first year and fruit the next. "Without the wait" refers to the fact that Sequoia matures earlier in the year than other varieties.
How many plants in one order?
Harold P on Feb 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. 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!
Does the Sequoia Strawberry produce the same year I plant it? If I plant it this spring, will I be able to harvest at the end of June or July?
Lile M on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You may get a few berries, and maybe a few more if you had planted in the fall, but Sequoia typically takes 1-2 years to bear a full crop.
how do i prune grape vines?
Laura L on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Here is a very good article about pruning/training grape vines: //
This says "pkg 25". Does this mean I will receive 25 individual plants? Also, what is the spacing requirement?
Jason L on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sequoia Strawberries are shipped bare-root, which means you'll get a bundle of 25 plants. They need a little room; space them 6 to 18 inches apart.

Customer Reviews

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great producing berry plant.
I Do recomend this strawberry plant. Good size as well as good flavor. The plants kept putting berrys on through out the summer. This was my first season so I am looking forward to next spring crop.
October 24, 2017
over 3 years ago
These strawberries grew like mad. They produced the first year and still put out nearly 4 times the plants. There were still green leaves in the winter and flowers early this spring. I even thinned them out this spring.
Very good.
May 9, 2018
over 3 years ago
sequoia strawberry
I like the sequoias for their two big crops of large berrys,One in june and august
May 2, 2018
over 3 years ago
Growing like crazy
These are growing great. Have had enough for two pies the second year. Plants are vigorous and healthy. I have them in a tiered strawberry bed. I’ve been picking 10-15 a day for a week now (early June in Ohio). I kind of wish there were more ready at once for jam. But that may come in future years. I’m very satisfied with the purchase. Berries are well formed, medium to large size, and delightfully sweet right off the plants.
June 3, 2019
over 2 years ago
sequoia strawberry
Didn't realize this was an everbearing strawberry. I never have good luck with the everbearers. Seems like the hot dry summers reduces the production. I was surprised to see more berries in late july, early august and then again in october and we picked berries up until thanksgiving. very pleaseantly surprised!!
May 3, 2018
over 3 years ago
Sequoia strawberry plants
The plants had healthy roots and started growing after a few days. They are a sweet berry and a very hardy plant
May 2, 2018
over 3 years ago
Great Strawberries
I love these big, healthy plants, and nice berries the first season. Waiting for current crop to develop but looks like a big harvest. I may replace some of my other berries with these plants.
June 2, 2018
over 3 years ago
We planted strawberries from your company last year and got to enjoy berries from all three selections right up until hurricane Florence came through our area and killed them all. Strawberries were delicious and a joy just to look at. Thank you.
May 11, 2019
over 2 years ago
This strawberry was no better than others I have used in the past. I planted four rows of new berries: sequuoia, cabot,, quinault, and surecrop. Sequoia was ranked third in this planting.
June 27, 2018
over 3 years ago
bad luck with growing strawberries
I give up trying to grow strawberries because the strawberries either were tiny small or diseased. I wish they turned out better because of the high recommendations and I really wanted to grow my own berries.
May 2, 2018
over 3 years ago