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Description

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.

Characteristics

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.

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

Arrives when it's time to plant

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Bought seeds twice this season and even tried to plant fresh seeds from purchased strawberry, nothing grew. So as much as we like strawberries it would be nice to actually get a plant a couple of plants growing!
Kelana C on Jun 26, 2020
Love ever eating plants
Alana B on May 23, 2020
Bought seeds twice this season and even tried to plant fresh seeds from purchased strawberry, nothing grew. So as much as we like strawberries it would be nice to actually get a plant a couple of plants growing!
Kelana C on Jun 26, 2020
This has good reviews on taste and fruit bearing.
Stephanie L on Jun 24, 2020
Love ever eating plants
Alana B on May 23, 2020
it got good reviews
Marie G on May 22, 2020
Trying something new.
Seeing if I have a green thumb.
Martae C on Apr 15, 2020
closest I could find to Frase du Bois - thanks! Looking forward to these.
Eileen W on Apr 14, 2020
I want the heavy crop in the spring to make my strawberry jam and strawberry pie. I also like to just keep eating strawberries all summer long.
Bret M on Apr 12, 2020
This plant has produced well in the past. I have harvested as late as November. I had 300 plants one time and while I was on vacation the deer ate all of my strawberry plants.
SHELIA H on Apr 8, 2020
kids love strawberries... and these are everbearing so they can pick them all summer long once they're ready to harvest... instead of the one time at the start of the season
Mary E S on Apr 7, 2020
Good berry
Kimberly H on Apr 7, 2020
These are my favorite strawberries and they do well in our climate.
Deanna B on Apr 6, 2020
Local Recommendation
Nathan B on Apr 5, 2020
Good for hanging baskets
Good reviews from others
Virginia F on Apr 4, 2020
Recommended by state extension office
Robertpeterson56 on Apr 4, 2020
Berries are sweet and plentiful,bear fruit all season
Dale on Apr 3, 2020
Round two for me. We love the flavor and texture of these berries, in addition to the fact that they produce all season long.
Philip C on Mar 30, 2020
everbearer that grows in zone 4
Sandra A on Mar 29, 2020
Overbearing lasting longer through summer
ben h on Mar 29, 2020
The reviews helped me decide on this variety
shayna r on Mar 28, 2020
Repeats bearing berries
Edith C on Mar 26, 2020
Heavy sweet crops.
Taylor S on Mar 14, 2020
Everbearing & longest season
Farrol B on Mar 14, 2020
I've had these before. Our farmer's market charges more for these fruits than the other types because they are the best tasting berry in our zone.
James K on Mar 8, 2020
It's the best tasting ever earring I have found, that does well on the north coast!!
Jessica A on Mar 7, 2020
Wanted everbearing variety
Eric O on Feb 9, 2020
I prefer everbearing strawberries. I don't need anything along the line of biggest, just continuous.
Linda B on Jan 25, 2020
I've been growing Tristar strawberries for close to 30 years. It is my favorite.
Dustin T on Jan 18, 2020
I've grown them before and like the flavor and production.
Madeline M on Jan 15, 2020
Best strawberries by far. Solid red through center, good flavor and they bear the hull up on a neck above the body so prepping them is a cinch.
Evelyn C on Dec 7, 2019
They look and sound delicious.
M M on May 28, 2019
Wanted Strawberries all season. Planting late fall/early summer.
Kristian L on May 25, 2019
I prefer to have berries available over a period of time in the summer.
Shirley B on May 25, 2019
Good sale price
Jennifer G on May 24, 2019
everbearing of a familiar variety
James F M on May 16, 2019
Experimenting to see if this variety grows in a raised bed in El Paso, TX
ANTHONY C on May 16, 2019
Strawberries is one of our favorite fruits. My parents used to have strawberries in the garden. As they aged, they down sized their garden and the strawberries were eliminated. this plant was recommended for hanging basket. I plan to build a strawberry trellis in the garden and thought this would be an excellent plant to use
dewaine n on May 12, 2019
Have grown Tristar in the past
Alvin G on May 12, 2019
According to the reviews, I think I???ve made a great choice for the new garden layout! I really think the kids will love having strawberries all summer! I remember hunting up berries as a child too! I hope they???re as tasty as the reviews claim!
Laurie C on May 4, 2019
I love these strawberries! They truly are everbearing...
Leanne E on Apr 30, 2019
Produce all season long
Barry A on Apr 29, 2019
It produces fruit for a longer amount of time.
Beverly P on Apr 28, 2019
Based on the reviews, this reminds me of the wonderful strawberries I grew at our last home. Looking forward to enjoying them again!
Marie on Apr 26, 2019
great strawberries
Mary F on Apr 26, 2019
Going to try a tower planter.
Trevor B on Apr 26, 2019
Reviews and price
Vicky C on Apr 22, 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
This has good reviews on taste and fruit bearing.
Stephanie L on Jun 24, 2020
it got good reviews
Marie G on May 22, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Will strawberries grow in containers on the patio?
Bert H on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sure! You can grow them in a trash bag full of potting soil if you want to. Strawberries are very, very easy to grow. As long as they get full sun and the right food, you'll have more strawberries than you know what to do with. :-)
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.
Tristar Everbearing Strawberry produce fruit in 1st year as well , correct?
Cathy W on Apr 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I got my first Tristar plants in 2018. When I read the instructions for the berries, they told me to cut off the blossoms the first year to allow the plant to produce a good root system and upper plant. Although it breaks my heart to cut blossoms off any plant, I did cut them off carefully with my hand pruners for most of the Summer. Late in the year, I left some on and they produced some tasty berries. They have filled in the raised bed and this year I will not remove any blossoms. I liked them so much that I planted 50 more plants in another bed this Spring and they are all producing leaves and look great.
can you grow them in pots?
EVETTE M on Apr 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Oh yes, just be attentive to water needs, as containers of any type dry out faster than raised beds, or ground planting.
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: I also have them in raised beds. I just used 2X6's; but spaded up the soil under the bed, so I had loose soil down about 10-12 inches. They have done fine.
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 many strawberry plants are in 1 order?
Anita S on Apr 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It was several years ago when we ordered, but I think we got about 10 -15. I remember having more that I needed for my 3'x 8' patch. They are still doing great, and the kids love checking them all summer. Hope that helps!
Is this variety resistant to verticillium wilt?
Nan H on Jul 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: At this time I do not have any information to confirm as it is not listed as disease resistant.
How old are the plants you ship?
Vaughn J on Jul 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The plants in the 4 inch pots are 6 months to 1 year when shipped.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can you plant these in July (in western MI)?
Margaux S on Jul 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
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.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
can you plant these strawberries in mid summer?
Denver S on Jul 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. For spring planting, as soon as the soil is dry and able to be worked (usually March or April), you should plant your strawberries. The plants need to be well-established before the temperatures rise in the summer months

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this price for just one plant?????
Robert B on Jun 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes, at this time of the season we only carry the single potted plant. We will have bare root bundles of 25 Starting in February and those deliver through May.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are there 25 actual plants or just seeds?
R S on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. In a bare root bundle, they are a quantity of 25 plugs.
Is April too late to plant in zone 8A?
Verna B on Apr 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
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.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I bought strawberries a month or so ago and planted them, shouldn't I be seeing some kind of green on those plants by now?
Carolyn S on May 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would expect to see something by now as mine showed growth in about 3 weeks as the weather warmed. You can carefully dig one up, lay it in a pan of water to loosen the soil. You should see new white roots if the plant is viable. If there are just the brown, fibrous roots from the initial planting, the plant may be dead. To check a little further, tug on the old leaf coverings on the side of the crown. If the tissue shows white or green, I would be hopeful and replant that plant. If the crown just has soft brown tissue, then I would check another plant to see if this the trend for the lot. Good luck!
How many strawberries grow per plant?
Thanks!
Chris W on May 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: That will depend upon the soil, sun and food you give the plants. In my home garden, I get about 7-8 berries per plant per crop (spring and fall), with a little more in the spring.
I have the Tristar in a hanging basket how should I winter them over ?
Sharon C on May 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Just bring them into an attached garage and cover with them a blanket or sheet. Water the basket with 1 cup of water per month and they'll be fine. If you don't have an attached garage, an unheated shed will do. Don't leave them outdoors, even covered - they won't survive.
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.
How many bare roots per order ?
Darrin J on Apr 9, 2020

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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Tristar Everbearing Review
This plant is a good producer, all season long. It will produce plenty the first year, if you choose to allow it. With good management (clipping all runners and not allowing flowers for the first year), this plant will eventually give you tons of large, sweet berries. And the homegrown taste is so much stronger than anything you will find at the store! And if you are more laid back and want to let the plant do what it wants, it will still give you a variety of small and medium sized berries all year long--the first year.
June 6, 2017
Purchased
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
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
Great strawberry
A little smaller than the "one timers" but great taste and long season
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Tristar Everbearing Strawberry
Very small berries, not worth the trouble or space
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 5 years ago