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Description

Low-maintenance and productive — a sure thing. This variety is disease-resistant to verticillium wilt, leaf spot, and leaf scorch, and very vigorous. You can just plant, sit back, and let them produce. Enjoy large yields of big, red, sweet strawberries. Cold hardy. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating.

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Characteristics

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 Sweet/tart
Texture Firm
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.

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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Looks so good!
William S on Mar 1, 2021
I have grown this variety before. They make excellent jams.
Randall W on Feb 26, 2021
Looks so good!
William S on Mar 1, 2021
Cost and size
Threetrees on Feb 28, 2021
I have grown this variety before. They make excellent jams.
Randall W on Feb 26, 2021
the name is reassuring, don't you think?
Susan B on Feb 21, 2021
We have grown Surecrop for many years and always had a great crop.
Larry C on Feb 17, 2021
Looked like it will have large sweet strawberries
Catherine C on Feb 15, 2021
economical and i want lots of strawberries
amy a on Feb 4, 2021
Wife wanted these.
Jim P on Jan 30, 2021
My father-in-law always swore by these as the best ... that???s good enough for me!
Elva L on Jan 28, 2021
just thought i would like it. Love the reviews also.
william M on Jan 22, 2021
Planted them before, a great strawberry in taste and the amount you get.
PDW on Jan 13, 2021
I have had these in the past and enjoyed them a lot
David D on Jan 13, 2021
Value
Gordon M on Jan 9, 2021
Good choice for Ohio garden
Elaine T on Jan 9, 2021
Good success before
Winston M on Apr 21, 2020
My Dad uses to grow these.
Cheryl K on Apr 20, 2020
I needed to set a new bed and wanted a larger berry. Also ordered extra for my daughter and son to start beds of their own. I have always been satisfied with the nursery stock from Stark Bros.
RACHAEL L. on Apr 19, 2020
It reminded me of a pepper in the picture lol but it???s a gorgeous red strawberry!
Brandy L on Apr 16, 2020
Junebearing!!!
Stacey W on Apr 15, 2020
I have planted this strawberry for 50 years and we enjoy the flavor and the plant
grows well in our area of the country.
CAROL K on Apr 11, 2020
Have had good results with surecrop.
Charles G on Apr 8, 2020
Ran out of the other strawberries I wanted, so I thought I would try these.
Kimberly H on Apr 7, 2020
We've grown this variety for a number of years, and though our fruits have always been small, the flavor beats even our local U-Pick varieties. It's a very flavorful berry!
Rob W on Apr 4, 2020
Strawberries after the everbearing for grandchildren
Debora Z on Apr 2, 2020
Reviews.
David C on Apr 1, 2020
These are a great beginner strawberry to grow! Just plant and water
Roxanne R on Mar 31, 2020
June bearer and also we have raised this berry for several years. Not as sweet but a heavy producer.
Coty M on Mar 30, 2020
want berries all at once.
Daniel C on Mar 28, 2020
We wanted a variety that has one good harvest in June to facilitate the making of jams.
Mary V on Mar 21, 2020
rotating my plants and wanted to give another variety a try
ryan m on Mar 20, 2020
Reviews comments seemed like it would be a good choice.
Robert S on Mar 15, 2020
previous experience
Ronald J on Mar 14, 2020
Have had good luck for 35 yrs in my type of soil with this variety.
Garrett G on Mar 11, 2020
I chose the Surcrop Strawberry because it should do well in my zone, the deep color is appealing and the mid season will work with my needs.
Debbie D on Mar 9, 2020
Plant characteristic, esp., hardiness.
doc c on Mar 7, 2020
An old favorite
Robert W on Mar 5, 2020
I've been ordering Surecrop for decades, after moving to different addresses. They are reliable and good, and they increase easily.
Jill D B on Mar 3, 2020
Previous experience with this plant in this location, that is central Maryland Chesapeake Bay shore, very sandy soil.
Richard S on Mar 1, 2020
Excellent Berry and raised in the past
Christopher C on Feb 26, 2020
My family grew this when I was younger
DAWN G on Feb 12, 2020
Suggested for my area.
Marie N on Feb 12, 2020
Heavy bearing variety of June bearing strawberry with great flavor
David M on Feb 3, 2020
read it was a good one for our area and wanted one June bearing and one everbearing
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
The most reliable berry, have grown it for decades.
Cheri R on Dec 14, 2019
ordered 50 plants last year and they produced good crop 1st year
MARTIN S on Dec 5, 2019
Diversify my varieties of strawberries
Jerry W on Aug 28, 2019
Good strawberry. Hardy plants with delicious berries and usually good yield.
DAVIDA F on May 30, 2019
I was always told not to try to grow strawberries, so...I am gonna try lol
Eddie H on May 24, 2019
Kids will like big berries! Surecrop is an encouraging name...
Boo G on May 20, 2019
I've grown these in the past and have had excellent results. Of all the varieties I've tried through the years these are my favorite. My bed was decimated by rodents last year, so I'm starting a new bed in a protected area. It's a little later than I planned to get them started, but I'm sure they'll be OK.
Phil O on May 7, 2019
Cost and size
Threetrees on Feb 28, 2021
the name is reassuring, don't you think?
Susan B on Feb 21, 2021
do they produce the first year after planting?
Jennie on Feb 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine sure did (you are supposed to pinch them the first year to encourage better production in the future, but I never do).
are the strawberries heirloom ?
Enoch DeBus on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It was introduced in 1956 by the USDA. It's technically not an heirloom, but it is an old, tried and true variety that has a wonderful strawberry flavor.
are the berries firm?
clairmae on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Firmness is one of Surecrop's most desirable characteristics. Please keep in mind that any strawberry variety will become soft if left to ripen too long!
Does this variety produce runners? I am looking for one to pant in pots on my deck.
Hope H on Apr 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It puts out a few. I have had mine in pots for 1 season and am starting the 2nd in the same pots. They produce very well. I have tried to grow strawberries several times, but these have been the best.
when is the best time to plant strawberry plants in Southern Missouri?
Steve T on Jul 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: When you plant strawberries, you plant either dormant, bareroot strawberry crowns or transplants, which have leaves. The right time for planting dormant crowns is in late winter to early spring, any time night temperatures stay above 35??F.
Is the price 12.00 per plant?
Yvette L on Mar 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Normally 25 plants for 12 bucks
IS THIS SUITABLE TO GROW IN HUNTINGTON BEACH CA?
henry on Mar 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Don???t know I live in pa
Are these berries seedless?
Shirley U on Dec 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No strawberries are seedless; if you're asking because you want make jelly, wine or seedless jam, all you need to do is run the berries through a food mill. We have one on sale right now: //www.starkbros.com/products/tools-and-supplies/kitchen-and-canning-supplies/deluxe-multi-purpose-food-mill
I an planting 2500 surecrop plants in two weeks. I got surecrop so they can produce strawberries for a few years. My question is, when I plant these can they grow back each year if I'm using the plastic mulch?
Heather on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: WOW, that's a lot of strawberries! A few things: mulch has nothing to do with whether or not the strawberries come back every year; unless voles eat the roots, they dry out and die from drought or there is a prolonged deep freeze and the plants are in pots or not overwintered with straw/mulch, they will come back every year. They will not produce much at all the first year; in fact, you should pinch off the flowers and any runners the first year and you will get much better succeeding second and third year crops. Take the second-year runners and replant them and you will have free strawberries forever. Strawberry plants quit producing measurable crops after about the fourth year; even that crop will be thinner than the third year, which will probably be your best. About the mulch: red plastic mulch is great for strawberries and tomatoes. You will definitely get a bigger crop, have a weedless patch and save on your water bill.
The pH level in my soil is 6.8. How should I reduce it for planting strawberries?,
With some soil acidifier?
Royce K on Mar 24, 2020
How big are the bare root strawberry plants in the 25 bundle?
Susan on Mar 10, 2020

Customer Reviews

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By far the best strawberry for home gardens
Shurecrop is an old and proven strawberry. Large crop of nice berry's every year for many years. Excellent for the organic growers as it resists most problems with little help. One of the best freezing or canning berries when you have had your fill of fresh. And I eat a lot of fresh berry's.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Surecrop
Have used these strawberries for years. They are the best for flavor not size, but they are dependable and have true flavor unlike the large tasteless giant sizes. Great for homemade ice-cream.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Prolific!
This is the second season since we planted these. Instructions were to pinch buds first season for better production next season. So far we have an enormous amount of strawberries. The first few so far that have ripened, however, are mis-shaped, but delicious nonetheless. I gave it 4 stars only because it's too soon to tell how well these do overall.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Best Strawberry to grow at home
For years, I have only grown Surecrop strawberries. They are prolific producers and incredibly delicious. Whenever I need to rejuvenate my bed, I always buy Surecrop and I always buy from Stark!
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Great Berries
These strawberries plants are wonderful! Planted 50 plants last spring and so far they have produced about 7 gallons with more coming on! Only upkeep has only consisted of weeding. Would highly recommend!
May 24, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Big And Hardy Strawberry
Very dependable, hardy and good tasting berry. I have grown this berry at many different locations and soil types. From hard clay to sandy soil and it does very well. I raise them organicly and only use compost for their food. I would recomend.
July 23, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Surecrop Strawberry review
Surecrop strawberries are great. Last June was a good yield of firm sweet berries. This year the plants have a large amount of fruits on them and I'm hoping for an abundance of ripe strawberries. Plan to expand my bed and will again choose Surecrop.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Good strawberries
I live in zone 7B and ahve gotten great results from these strawberries. Keep them weeded and you're sure to have great results.
May 15, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Early Vibrent bautiful Plants
They already have blooms' on them here in April, plants have doubled in size sense last year when I received them, hope to get lots of berries this year, have to wait and see ?
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Beautiful strawberry patch!
Sure crop strawberries took off great !! This is the second year now and they are filled with blooms . Looking forward to another great harvest.
May 3, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago