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Loved by chefs for their sweet strawberry flavor, Tristar strawberries are also beautiful plants. Their attractive, notched leaves, white flowers and jewel-toned berries make them the best strawberry for hanging baskets. Easy-care plants are medium height and disease resistant. These plants are also day-neutral, which means a heavy crop in early spring, lighter crops in hot summer weather, and increased size berries in fall. Cold-hardy. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Spring, Summer And Fall
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Taste Sweet
Texture Solid
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.

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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We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

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
Attractive description in numerous ,well known nursery catalogs.
Robert P on Apr 20, 2019
I am looking for a strawberry to make jams
Thomas L on Mar 27, 2019
Attractive description in numerous ,well known nursery catalogs.
Robert P on Apr 20, 2019
I have never read before that two different kinds of strawberry plants can stimulate more berries in each kind. I'm willing to try this!
Elizabeth H on Mar 31, 2019
I am looking for a strawberry to make jams
Thomas L on Mar 27, 2019
Taste and is Everbearing !
Jerry S on Mar 26, 2019
I have grown them before,they are a very good and prolific berry with a wonderful taste
Linda M on Mar 22, 2019
I did the research on varieties compatible with my growing zone. This one checked off all the boxes for what i was looking for. I'm a first time grower but if they live up to their description and reviews, I'll be in strawberry heaven.
Linda R on Mar 15, 2019
Sounded like a good long season berry.
Sandra J on Feb 17, 2019
The number of strawberries is large.
Francisco G on Feb 15, 2019
Recommended by the Colorado State University Extension.
Bryan P on Jan 4, 2019
I like the multiple times it will bear fruit.
Phyllis W on Dec 29, 2018
Compatible with my zone
Dana C on Sep 20, 2018
grew them in Washington and they were hardy and delicious
margaret i c on Jun 3, 2018
Recently Ordered, plants looked terrific and are thriving after 2 weeks. We run a small produce stand and are looking to increase our strawberry production...thus the re-order.

Thanks looking towards future business with you!!
JOEL S on May 31, 2018
These produce all season not just once.
Kathy G on May 5, 2018
I have grown these before and they are a good strawberry.
Merrill J on Apr 23, 2018
I???ve bought these before , great taste, lots of berries. Now I???m buying them for my sons garden.
frank m on Apr 9, 2018
superior flavor and productivity.
CHRISTINE L on Mar 14, 2018
My June bearing are all gone by the time my grand-daughters come to stay for the summer
Kelly M on Jun 28, 2017
Friend's recommendation on ever bearing nature and ability to cover a landscape
Toivo M on May 6, 2017
Was looking for an everbearing strawberry and this is what I think will work for me. I have ordered these before and enjoyed the fruit and was satisfied with the overall crop of this fruit. Top quality plants and this the only place I have ordered strawberry plants.
Debra F on Apr 29, 2017
I have to replenish my strawberry plants. I like everbearers. This has a classic strawberry shape and taste. In past good for jam.
Kolin B on Apr 23, 2017
It has a reputation as a sweet strawberry.
Evelyn B on Apr 1, 2017
LISA M on Mar 12, 2017
we think its the sweetest day neutral and easy to grow,
pick off blossoms for about the first 5 weeks
BRIAN B on Mar 7, 2017
This sounded like a wonderful everbearing strawberry - will do a full review once received and they have produced berries.
Deborah S on Jan 19, 2017
Awesome berry!!! I'll be planting these in a few clients gardens spring of 2017
Heather W on Oct 25, 2016
for countless profound deep complex yet utterly ultimately simple philosophical reasons that play into the saving of the entire universe, the excommunication and banishment of all evil, and the manifestation of paradise for all. what choice did I really have, therefore?
Lisa A on May 12, 2016
Have grown it before - very satisfactory and highly recommended
John C on May 6, 2016
As a demo for children at the local library for our Story Garden. We plan to use the Newbery Award winner" Strawberry Girl" with these plants in a strawberry pot.
Rose E on May 4, 2016
Like the flavor & length of time produces fruit. Winter hardy for in PA.
Truman P on May 3, 2016
Said it was good as a hanging plant. I'm excited to try this.
Wayne T on Apr 29, 2016
Ever-bearing, sweet berries, lower maintenance, Pretty plant according to the description, that will go well in the top 8 spots in the Tower Garden in my office.
JOHN S on Apr 25, 2016
For the ever bearing properties.
Kris P on Apr 7, 2016
Wanted strawberries for my garden tower!
Lois W on Apr 4, 2016
We have previously grown these berries and were very satisfied with the fruit. Delicious, firm, sweet berries and produces all summer until 1st hard frost in October! After moving into a new home and finally getting things situated to have another patch of our own these were our first pick
Christine M on Mar 10, 2016
Hydroponic production
Elizabeth J on Mar 5, 2016
It was recommended for North Central Texas
Alexandra S on Feb 19, 2016
I have never read before that two different kinds of strawberry plants can stimulate more berries in each kind. I'm willing to try this!
Elizabeth H on Mar 31, 2019
Taste and is Everbearing !
Jerry S on Mar 26, 2019
What's the benefit of getting the pot vs. the plants?
Heather G on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have to admit, my tree did not make it the first year, but Stark Bros. was amazing with replacement. I did not even have to have an invoice or anything. They had all my records and shipped another with no problem. Wonderful customer service.
I heard that pruning flowers off young plants helps them grow healthier roots faster and that the later crop will yield larger berries. Is there any truth to this?
Joerusche on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There is a great deal of truth to that. When you pinch off flowers, you direct all of the plant's energy to growing the root system. The bigger and stronger the root system is, the bigger your fruit will be, and you will also have more of it.
Will these strawberry plants produce berries the first summer I plant them? Or the second? Thanks :)
Kelly S on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I live in Houston and planted the Tristan in pots in the spring. I had lots of summer berries, but they were very small.
I'd like to try my hand at planting strawberries in a pallet. I'd rather not go with bare root as I'd like to have berries quickly! If I go with the 4" pot...can they be transplanted into the pallet?
April P on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I think they can. They will take a little time to adjust to the root disturbance, but they should do fine.
I planted bare roots in holes in 5 gallon buckets. The bottom was where I watered into and it wicced up. I had strawberries all summer. They were not big, but they were sweet. I was pleased!
how deep of a root system or how deep does my growth container need to be for Tristar plants oh by the way for hydroponic gardening?
fruit Man on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine are planted in a raised bed but they have a fairly shallow root system - 6 to 8 inches should be adequate - I've not done hydroponic gardening . . .
How do I Acclimate bare root strawberries?
Joan B on Mar 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Bare-root plants don't need acclimating; they're already dormant. You can plant them: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
I have read that I need to pinch off runners, but I am having a really hard time figuring out what ones are runners to pinch off. Can someone tell me how to tell the runners vs just a regular part of the plant? Help please!
Kristin N on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The runner looks like a piece of thick green string. The main plant shoots these out, and when they land on the soil and get a little water, a new plant takes root at the end of the "string". These are the "runner plants." If your original crop is 2 or more years old, you should let the runners take hold, cut the "string" and dig out the old plant. If you keep repeating this cycle every 2-3 years, you will have free, heavily-producing strawberry plants for life!
Is this variety good for jams and freezing?
Linda R on Nov 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, indeed. This is one of the best-tasting strawberries available, and has a lower water content that some other varieties, making it an excellent choice for jams/preserves and freezing.
I don't have a space in my yard that gets full sun all day. Will they still grow and bear fruit?
Laurie H on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Strawberries need at least 6 hours of full sun a day to produce a decent crop. Depending upon how shady your yard is, you may get some berries/they may be small. If you have a sunny space but just don't have ground to plant them in, strawberries grow beautifully in containers. :-)
the flowers on my tristar strawberries are blue why is this?
Gene C on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's possible your soil could be TOO acidic. Strawberries like a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5, which is slightly acidic. We suggest you do a soil test to see what you have. If the pH is lower than 5.5, sprinkle a little granulated lime on your soil, wait a few weeks and test the soil again.

Customer Reviews

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Delicious strawberry!
This is my first Spring and Summer growing strawberries, and in general, this is my first time ever growing strawberries. I did some research and found that the Tristar Strawberry variety was favored by chefs and gardeners, so I thought I'd give them a try and bought a bundle from Stark Bros. I have to say, I'm very impressed with the Tristar Strawberries! I bought a bundle of 25 roots and crowns in late March 2016 and I received three extra roots, which was a plus. I planted then in ten gallon Smart Pot containers since I heard that this variety does well in containers and hanging baskets. The plants formed leaves and blooms within just two weeks after planting and by the third week they already had strawberries forming. The blooms are very beautiful and have an amazing fragrance reminiscent of vanilla. By week seven I had a few ripe strawberries and they were delicious! They are about the size of a quarter and are very sweet and have a rich strawberry flavor. The flavor is way better than store bought strawberries without a doubt! I personally would wait until the Tristar strawberries turn a deep (dark) Crimson red before picking and harvesting. This is when they are the most flavorful. I plan on buying more Tristar strawberries from Stark Bros so I can hang some in baskets on my porch this Summer. Looking forward to harvesting more of these delicious strawberries. They are my new favorites.
May 11, 2016
Everbearing strawberries
I am so happy I bought these strawberries! I was hesitant not believing they could produce good strawberries all season but they were great! They were very sweet, juicy berries that just kept coming and coming! I was thrilled! They have not started producing yet this season but the plants all came back and have lots of blossoms so I have high hopes for another great summer! I would recommend them with my limited experience.
May 25, 2016
over 3 years ago
Awesome sweet season long strawberries
It is so fun to have strawberries all season long to put on top of your ice cream, include in pies and jams, etc. The flavor is good and the plants are hardy & prolific. The only drawback (and why I only gave them 4 stars) is that they are very tiny. Many of them I pick get tossed over the fence for the chickens to enjoy as they are really too small to mess with. Don't purchase these if you are looking for LARGE season lasting strawberries. Many of mine that ripen are misshapen as well. I think their sweet flavor and ability to bear all summer up to the first frost outweighs the fact they are tiny berries. Your expectations might need to be adjusted a bit before you purchase these strawberries.
May 23, 2016
over 4 years ago
Tristar Everbearing Strawberry
Very small berries, not worth the trouble or space
May 22, 2016
over 4 years ago
They should name these EASY everbearing
This was my first Tristar Everbearing Strawberry and it came on much later than the older strawberries, but when they came on . . . they were HUGE. I anticipate that next season I'll have big luscious berries all season long and I can't wait. Hope to order more of these.
September 19, 2016
Prolific and Sweet
We received bare roots last year. Over the summer, all of the plants grew from the bare roots (I've bought bare roots from local discount stores that didn't sprout), and produced a few berries. This year, the plants started producing in March, and are consistently producing loads of juicy, sweet berries. I like this variety so much I plan to buy more.
May 24, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great strawberry
A little smaller than the "one timers" but great taste and long season
May 4, 2016
over 4 years ago
What I think of Tristar
When they say everbearing ,that's what they are. I'ce grown Tristars before and pick strawberries clear into autumn. They are really great. My little grandson just loves them.
June 30, 2016
over 4 years ago
Small, mishapen but tasty
We planted these in spring 2014 and tore them out this fall (2016) after realizing they were never going to bear berries of any size or without a twisted bottom. We were very disappointed. Their only saving grace was that they were sweet and juicy and they wintered fairly well in central Illinois.
November 28, 2016
Sweet Berries All Summer Long
These strawberries are easy to cultivate, and they continued to produce more sweet, juicy berries into the early fall. My sister has had equal success growing these strawberries in the sandy soil of central Oregon as we have had here in eastern Pennsylvania.
May 24, 2016
over 4 years ago