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Description

Shining taste and appearance. Medium-sized fruit has outstanding flavor whether they’re enjoyed fresh, frozen, or in preserves. Plant are productive and easy to grow, bearing reliable crops of deep red berries even in northern gardens. Escapes frost injury. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late June. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet/juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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.

Recommended Pollinators

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!

Related Assortments

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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
I worked on my neighbor's strawberry farm many years ago. This is a great producing, very reliable variety that is delicious fresh, in jam, or frozen.
JAMES M on May 17, 2017
I have had Sparkle variety strawberry in the past and liked them for their flavor and firmness. It is a late ripening Junebearer. "Fruit, Berry, and Nut Inventory" Fourth Edition states that Sparkle does extremely well on clay soil. Also, it is a late bloomer and is rarely affected by frosts.
DALE S on Mar 14, 2017
I worked on my neighbor's strawberry farm many years ago. This is a great producing, very reliable variety that is delicious fresh, in jam, or frozen.
JAMES M on May 17, 2017
We've had them before and love the taste, productivity, freezability, and the sparkle !
Deborah P on Apr 14, 2017
I have had Sparkle variety strawberry in the past and liked them for their flavor and firmness. It is a late ripening Junebearer. "Fruit, Berry, and Nut Inventory" Fourth Edition states that Sparkle does extremely well on clay soil. Also, it is a late bloomer and is rarely affected by frosts.
DALE S on Mar 14, 2017
My Daughter picked it.
Aaron S on Jan 26, 2017
Latter bearing berry than the Honeoye.
REBECCA S on Jun 17, 2016
We have had Sparkle before and loved their flavor, color and size.
James B on Jun 8, 2016
Very prolific, easy to care for, and they freeze well.
NORMAN F on May 31, 2016
My friend says they are THE best flavor.
ann c on Apr 16, 2016
This is the tastiest strawberry I have ever grown. Now if only I can keep the deer from eating the plants before I can!!
PAMELA B on Mar 27, 2016
Heavy producer in clay soil
JADA U on Mar 5, 2016
Sparkle and EarliGlo have been two of my favorite strawberries to grow.
CRAIG W on Mar 3, 2016
We've had them before and love the taste, productivity, freezability, and the sparkle !
Deborah P on Apr 14, 2017
My Daughter picked it.
Aaron S on Jan 26, 2017
If I plant Sparkle Strawberry in early April will it bear fruit this year?
jjgarden on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will bear a small amount but the first year the blossoms should be pinched off so that the plant will concentrate all of its nutrients into the plant for a stronger healthier plant. Hope this helps.

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Amazing
Growing up on a strawberry farm in WI, my family grew sparkles along with a few other varities. Years later I thought I would try growing them again! We planted (50 plants) in spring, picked the blossoms the first year and covered them in fall. The following summer we were picking roughly 5 flats a day for about 3-4weeks. Very prolific and excellent for fresh eating, freezing, canning and jams. An old family favorite
March 5, 2017
Great Producer!!
We live in the Northeast, supposedly zone 4, probably edge of zone 3. Sparkle produced quarts and quarts of large blemish-free strawberries in mid-June 2015. The second flush produced more quarts but berries were smaller. For our family we had enough to freeze for the year. My neighbor recommended this variety and now I also heartily recommend it. Thank you for keeping it in stock.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
The Only Strawberry for me!
We try to eat fruit in season because that is when it is the freshest and best. June is strawberry month! Sparkle is the berry. It is the end of May and I am picking about three cups a day from my small patch and will be picking more each day by the middle of June then production will slowly taper off. Sparkle berries are firm, very sweet and bright red all the way through. There is nothing better than a fresh picked, warm from the sun Sparkle strawberry. I have been raising strawberries for my family for over 30 years and Sparkle is the only one I will grow.
May 28, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Sparkles always make me smile
I've grown Sparkles for years. They're robust, produce gorgeous - mediun size fruit (I don't like "giant" berries) and the plants make an abundance of runners.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Sparkle Strawberry
I am beyond happy with my strawberry purchase. My family and I have been enjoying delicious berries this summer! So yummy! ??
June 28, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Old Fashioned Sparkle Strawberries
Ordered these last year , planted in the spring and had strawberries most of the summer. I live in far SW Montana , zone 3 and these strawberries have all come back this spring , very hardy and I highly reccommend them to anyone looking for Strawberry plants.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Sparkle Strawberry
25 out of 25 plants have survived so far and some of them even have blossoms. This is why I come to Stark Bros.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Didn't work for us
We ordered Sparkle, Honeoye, and Ozark Strawberries in Spring of 2016. Over half of the Sparkles died. Stark replaced them with Ozarks, which grow much better for us. Not impressed with Sparkle Strawberries, but happy that Stark stands by their products!
February 26, 2017
Nothing beats a fresh picked strwberry
After waiting a year to pick the first berry it's hard to wait that long but soooooo worth the wait they are delicious
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Delicious Sparkle Strawberries
We love our Sparkle Strawberries. This will be their second year and they are sending runners out everywhere. They are delicious and I think we will get an excellent crop. Yummy Ann Churchill Vershire Vt
May 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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