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Tribute Strawberry

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Large crops that just keep going! Enjoy flavorful and plump, medium-large berries from vigorous day-neutral plants. Developed at the University of Maryland, this prolific variety has become a favorite among commercial and backyard growers alike. Ripens in spring and continues to fruit into fall. Tolerates leaf scorch and blight. Disease-resistant to red stele and verticillium wilt. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
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 Very Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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.


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
Purchased them last year and they were great. The skunks dug them up looking for grubs. Put down grub-x and need more plants!
JUDI M. on Apr 23, 2020
I like to eat the strawberry
qiuyun c on Apr 16, 2020
Purchased them last year and they were great. The skunks dug them up looking for grubs. Put down grub-x and need more plants!
JUDI M. on Apr 23, 2020
Bear root came in looking good so far
George W on Apr 23, 2020
I like to eat the strawberry
qiuyun c on Apr 16, 2020
Good berry size and pleasantly sweet flavor.
Robert B on Mar 31, 2020
Disease resistance.
JIM M on Mar 28, 2020
The reviews helped me decide on this variety
shayna r on Mar 28, 2020
I've tried other everbearing strawberries and Tribute is my favorite. Stark Bros products are always healthy and sturdy plants. thank you
Donna P on Mar 27, 2020
Big nice red berries.
Taylor S on Mar 14, 2020
tolerance of diseases
Roger G on Mar 14, 2020
ever bearing
janet m on Mar 10, 2020
your explaination of the berry
jeff on Mar 8, 2020
Great reviews, can???t wait to try it...
Chris H on Mar 7, 2020
Great berry that keeps producing.
CLINT S on Feb 21, 2020
Many choices available to choose from
Connie S on Feb 21, 2020
We like strawberries but had a problem with wilt and had to remove all the strawberries we have been without them for a couple of years and with this one being disease resistant we hope to enjoy fresh strawberries again.
David D on Feb 3, 2020
Mark N on Feb 2, 2020
Wanted to try this everbearer
EILEEN C on Feb 1, 2020
Lyn M on Jan 30, 2020
read it is a good one for our area, wanted one June bearing and one everbearing
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
It is a vigorous day neutral Strawberry with a good tolerance for high pH soils.
L Daniel S on Jan 21, 2020
trying in the aquaponic house
Linda K on Jan 9, 2020
This is a total trial and see what happens choice. We wanted Ogallala strawberry plants because we were trying them out and they did well starting out but we could not bring them with us, so we wanted to try again, did not see them in the choices so we are trying The Tribute Strawberry instead.
Janet M on Jan 2, 2020
Looking for large restaurant quality berries ,trying Tribute and Earliglow
Marty R on May 27, 2019
The hardiness
Kenneth S on May 22, 2019
good reviews
JAY R R on May 19, 2019
Have had before & Liked!!
Rodney W on Apr 25, 2019
Reviews and price
Vicky C on Apr 22, 2019
Ever bearing
Alan H F on Apr 16, 2019
Disease resistance, and everbearing.
Rose P on Apr 9, 2019
Heavy Producer, mold resistant, etc.
Saundra C on Apr 4, 2019
I've had good luck with this variety in past years in my northeastern-Ohio garden.
Lisa B on Mar 25, 2019
Fully meets the description of the plant: repeat performance during the growing season & the fruit is delicious-not too small nor too big.
Lucinda G on Mar 12, 2019
good prior experience
MICHAEL B on Mar 11, 2019
I liked what I read about the plant and have never tried this strawberry.
Julie S on Feb 24, 2019
Sounded like a good long season berry.
Sandra J on Feb 17, 2019
I have had Tristar and these sound like an improvement
Dean M on Feb 14, 2019
James on Feb 3, 2019
I'm using them in the classroom for our hydroponic growing system. I'll report back after we've planted them to see how they do.
AMBER O on Jan 22, 2019
Read several sources citing Tribute as a good candidate for hydroponic growing. I wish I could have them sooner than waiting until late February since I want to grow them indoors.
Cynthia B on Jan 18, 2019
Recommended by the Colorado State University Extension.
Bryan P on Jan 4, 2019
Flavor, size, disease resistance.
ReneeD on Apr 30, 2018
Read reviews. Want consistent producer with decent size and flavor.
Peter C on Apr 28, 2018
It won the battle against Ozark Beauty in my last planting. Initial heavy yields in early summer give way to more moderate offerings later in the season. Excellent size for eating right off the vine. Preps well for freezing.
Mason C on Feb 27, 2018
Grew before. Very happy with the Tributes. Grew well through very bad conditions, some neglect, and blistering summer heat (up to 111??F). Wonderfully sweet fruit anyway. They had afternoon shade.
Janet D on Nov 23, 2017
It was recommended by the Michigan State University Extension Service.
Mary S on Apr 20, 2017
I had these strawberries in my patch 25 years ago, and loved them!
Susan H on Apr 4, 2017
I got this because it was day neutral and on sale. these were the nicest bareroot strawberry plants I have ever seen. they look great going into their 2nd year. the first year they gave us an impressive harvest of good flavored berries.
Brandon on Mar 31, 2017
After reading reviews regarding taste, size and hardiness of plants after shipment and harvest, my brother advised me to purchase everbearing. I love, love strawberries.
Mildred N on Mar 23, 2017
It grows very well in Northern New Mexico
Stan B on Mar 16, 2017
Because it is everbearing and produces large berries
Nestor G on Feb 2, 2017
Bear root came in looking good so far
George W on Apr 23, 2020
Good berry size and pleasantly sweet flavor.
Robert B on Mar 31, 2020
What is the best berry for Charleston, sc and when to plant?
Peggy V on Dec 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Peggy. The best berry is the one you enjoy the most. Maybe you prefer apple pie to strawberry or blueberry pies. In any case there is no wrong berry for SC.
Can tribute be cloned?
pbpate on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Do you mean will it produce runners that can be cut and planted to create new plants? If so, the answer is yes. To plant the runners, I gently lift the roots of the runner out and plant it in a small pot. Once it's established in the pot, I cut the part of the runner connecting it to the original plant and plant the potted runner in the ground.
If I plant these stawberries this spring, will they produce berries this year?
Dan s on Jan 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I agree - best crops are in the first 2 years. After that the original plants will do the most good if you pull them up and compost them! It was hard for me to learn this but we have had much better crops since I learned to "let go" of the original plants every three years.
how do they handle heat and humidity?
DeeDee on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Dee Dee,
I live in far northern MN with very long days and cold outside temps. I am using these strawberries in hanging gutters in my greenhouse as part of an experiment with high latitude ag research. They do very well in that condition. High day temps, cooler night temps, day temps will reach 95 before the exhaust fan kicks in, nights are in the 60s. Humidity around 80%. They will continue to produce in those circumstances till the beginning of Oct, here when it has already frosted outside. Lower in the state around latitude 45 deg, they do well outside for growers, Hope this helped.
What does "vigorous day-neutral plants" mean?
Pam B on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: "Vigorous" means they grow quickly and "day neutral" is just another name for everbearing, meaning they flower and fruit throughout summer and into fall instead of putting out all their fruit in June the way June-bearing strawberry plants do.
Would it be a good idea to plant three everbearing strawberry varieties for best odds of a larger summer production?
Randy M on Mar 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, indeed. You will get many more berries with different varieties planted near one another.
How far are these spaced? I have a 7
X 12 foot space to fill.
Vina M on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As stated in the Size & Spacing characteristics, "We recommend spacing these plants 12" apart to ensure room for growth." They can be planted closer, but, with their mature size in mind, the plants are easier to maintain with their ideal spacing.
Which of your strawberries are non GMO?
S. S on Jan 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: All of our trees, plants and seeds are non-GMO.
What are the main differences between Tristar and tribute strawberries. In the past we planted one or the other and we had excellent berries all summer into late fall but can`t remember which variety is was?
Fred I on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have grown Tribute for years, so thought that we would try Tristar also.
Tristar was slower to establish, had fewer berries and a large core. I will not plant they again here in northern Colorado
Can I mix variety???s of strawberries?
Michelle B on Jul 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes you can plant several varieties together without any issues.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you only get one strawberry plant for about 12 dollars?
kingsjewell on Apr 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. It depends on which option is available. If it is a potted option it is only a single plant, if the bare root option is available it will include 25 plugs. I hope this is helpful and if you need anything else do not hesitate to reach out to us, remember we are here for you.
How many plants for the $11.99?
Sarah L on Jan 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This spring 2020, this is a single plant potted in a 4" pot for $11.99.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
how many years do these usually bear?
Darrah W on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They're start to produce less after three years, but if you're watchful and pin down the runners, you can have free strawberry plants forever.
I am new to hydroponic gardening. Would the Tribute beary be a good selection to try?
Doug F on Aug 17, 2017
How many strawberry plants come in the 4" Stark pot?
Kerry M on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There is one plant per pot, which will produce fruit the first year and will send out runners that turn into many free plants!
What other strawberry plant is a good pollination partner for Tribute?
Mark R on Apr 11, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Tribute Strawberry Keeps Producing
We tried all of the everbearing strawberries. Tribute Strawberry is by far the best of all, best growth, production, and especially flavor, with really no comparison to the others. We live in Utah at about 3500 foot elevation and have hot dry summers. We grow organically, and Tribute has the best size of all everbearing strawberries we tried. Tribute is really dependable and sends out few runners. We pick strawberries almost every day. Tribute starts bearing early and keeps going right up until the first winter freeze. Then we lift the plants and put them in heavy duty gallon zip bags and refrigerate plants over the winter, before planting them out again in the spring. We don't grow any other strawberries. We tried Tribute strawberry in raised garden beds, in irrigated rows, but eventually had trouble with weeds and some berries going bad when they touch the ground. Then we used various strawberry towers, plastic and ceramic, and then various sizes of pots stacked, and now we use large individual seven gallon pots, each containing 5 to 7 plants, organic fertilizer, compost, and peat moss with daily drip irrigation. Wow, we get a fabulous continuous crop of the best tasting strawberries ever.
May 16, 2016
over 5 years ago
Almost 100% sprouted!
I only had one root fail to grow out of 150! Flowers and green berries already 5/15/16.
May 16, 2016
over 5 years ago
A hardy, dependable and tough winner of a strawberry.
We ordered 50 plants, bare root and they are doing beautifully, all 50 of them. We have some from last year that have bloomed and have berries on them, of course not ripe yet but will be soon. We live in SE Ohio and they are performing beautifully. My daughter lives north of Dayton, OH and is in a zone colder than us and has good luck there too. The taste is amazing.
May 12, 2016
over 4 years ago
Bountiful production
Gave me a continuous supply of berries over the last two summers. Starts fruiting early and lasts all summer long. Berries are not overly large, but are shapely and very sweet. I don't like varieties that get large and "mutant" shaped. They propagate aggressively so a few plants go a long way.
May 5, 2016
over 6 years ago
trbute strawberry
we planted tribute strawberries last spring and are very impressed berries are only medium in size but have very good flavor and they are prolific not only did we have berries all summer, but we were able to clear away the first light snows and pick strawberries !!
May 11, 2016
over 5 years ago
tribute strawberry
the tastiest strawberry I've ever tasted - easy to plant and tend. Lots of berries in 2015, which was the year I planted the starts in the spring.
May 21, 2016
over 5 years ago
Awesome Strawberries for Colorado
These strawberry plants were amazing even in the first year. Very easy to grow even in southern Colorado where we get little rain and very hot temps in the summer. They do so amazing in their production and flavor that I would recommend anyone, especially first time strawberry growers, to get these plants. Really nice to have Strawberries all season long. Absolutely wonderful!!!
May 7, 2016
over 6 years ago
Robust Sweet Strawberry Plants
Happy to say the healthy strawberry plants I ordered last year are producing wonderfully delicious fruit. Their color and size are beautiful to the eye. I look forward to another bountiful crop this year and expect to start picking them by the end of this month (May). Al
May 5, 2016
over 6 years ago
Tribute Strawberry
Nice firm berry with a great taste. Good crop in June with moderate production through out the rest of summer clear up to hard freeze. With row cover or hoop I'm sure you could enjoy berries through the winter. Located in southern Ill.
June 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Great strawberries!
I planted Tributes last spring, and then kept the blossoms picked off until August, as recommended. From then until hard frost we had a regular moderate crop of wonderful, sweet strawberries that I picked about every other day! The plants over-wintered well and are blooming now. We love these!
May 8, 2016
over 6 years ago