Botanical Name: Fragaria ananassa 'Eversweet'; Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Height: 8 - 10 inches.
Spacing: 12 - 24 inches.
Depth: Set with crowns just below soil level.
Spread: 8 - 12 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: Approximately 1 - 2 pints.
Foliage: Deep green foliage.
Blooms: May - August.
Fruit: Very large, deep red berries.
Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy loam soil.
Growth Rate: Vigorous growth rate.
Size: 1/2 inch blossoms.
Comments: Everbearing. Thrives in the heat and humidity and still produces exceptional fruit. Bred for Southern growers. Tolerates temperatures over 100 degrees F. without loss of fruit quality.
Beat the heat with Eversweet Everbearing Strawberries. These everbearing summer berries thrive in high humidity and tolerate sweltering temperatures of more than 100 Fahrenheit, making them excellent for Southern gardens. Their vigorously spreading vines boast gigantic deep red berries, whose succulent flesh dazzles with its intense strawberry flavor and incredible sweetness.
Eversweet Everbearing strawberries are hardiest in zones 5 through 8. Nurture the biggest, brightest fruits by burying your Fragaria ananassa plants in a sunny area with moist, well-drained sandy or loamy soil that is also slightly acidic. Position your everbearing strawberry plants so their crowns are set just below the level of the soil, and make sure to space them 12 to 24 inches apart to allow for their 8- to 12-inch spread.
These strawberries will overflow your kitchen from May to August. Enjoy your berries alone, or use them in your favorite recipes. We've found Eversweet Strawberries to be the key ingredient in our favorite July 4th desserts! Keep your favorite fruit around all season with Eversweet Everbearing strawberries.
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