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Gurney's® Whopper Strawberries
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Gurney's® Whopper Strawberries

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Europes Amazing Whopper Strawberries

Sweet and Delicious Berries as Big as Peaches

  • Hardy
  • Multiply Rapidly
  • Produce Prolific Crops


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Zones: 5 - 9 (-10° F.)
Height: 8-10 inches
Shade Requirement: full sun

Gurney's® Whopper Strawberries
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Gurney's® Whopper Strawberries Product Details

Botanical Name: Fragaria cabot

Height: 8-10 inches

Spacing: 8-12 inches

Depth: set with crowns just below soil level

Spread: 8-12 inches

Sun/Shade: full sun

Pollinator: self

Blooms: Junebearing

Fruit: very juicy-sweet and delicious

Form: spreading

Flower Form: small white flowers

Soil Requirements: any well drained loam

Size: fruit as big as peaches

Comments: Kit consists of 5 each of #17465: Gurney's Whopper (10 Plants) for a total of 50 plants. See items for specifics.

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2014-07-02
Whopper Strawberries
Reviewed By: Joanne (Saint Albans, VT)
Large, sweet & plentiful


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2014-04-08
Snyders
Reviewed By: CD Snyder (Aurora, MO)
I purchased the Gurney Whopper 2 years ago. They are everything you said they were: truly huge crops AND berries. Crop failures are not always the fault of the plants, there is a great deal to be said about management.


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2014-02-16
Definitely NOT Zone 4
Reviewed By: Louise Peters (North Bangor, NY)
These produced a great crop of strawberries once I figured out that they need Zone 5 conditions and heavy mulching to overwinter. We added plenty of organic material to the soil, scratched in NPK 10-10-10, added Rhizobiotics products and kept them watered well. The berries were large and very sweet. Unfortunately, we are in zone 4, but more like zone 3. So for 1 season, we had wonderful strawberries. No problem though, the first year, Gurney's replaced them. The 2nd year, we enjoyed berries. Year 3 dead plants. Now year 4 they are replacing them with zone 3 plants. No reason to complain. Customer service is fantastic!


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2012-03-07
Gurney's is disappointing !
Reviewed By: Mike (San Francisco, CA)
After reading all the negative reviews, I will not be ordering this item! DISAPPOINTED that Gurney's continues to sell, boast & promote a product with so much disappointed customers!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess I should think twice when ordering from this company.


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2012-03-06
JUST CURIOUS
Reviewed By: JERRY CAMPBELL (ARK CITY, KANSAS)
JUST CURIOUS WHY THERE ARE NOT REVIEWS SINCE 2010? ALSO WITH SO MANY 1 STAR RATINGS HOW YOU CAN SHOW A 4 STAR RATING. MANY TALK ABOUT PLANTS, BUT NOT THE BERRIES. SHOULD I INVEST IN THEM?


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2012-02-23
rip off
Reviewed By: Linda (Stagecoach, Nevada)
Didn't produce I have had them 2 years and last year I produced 1 berry about the size of a bean not a peach. Real waste of money


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2012-02-23
not impressed
Reviewed By: m holcomb (fritch, tx)
I tried to grow the Whopper strawberry for three years. Will be changing to another variety. The plants did grow large and well , but only produced small fruit, and not very many. The company suggested that I needed to fertilize more, which I did , but it still did not help.


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2012-02-23
outstanding
Reviewed By: jeff wright (princess anne, md)
i have order these for the last couple years. never disappointed. i had so many big berries i froze 20 pounds for the winter, very tasty and large.


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2012-02-22
didnt grow
Reviewed By: Dorothy (TWIN FALLS, IDAHO)
got these berries two years back, first year maybe six survied, then those died, i thought maybe the dirt was not for them, but other things I planted grew. Who knows maybe it was me.


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2012-02-19
Thanks but no thanks
Reviewed By: Keith Neuhalfen (St. Helena, Ne.)
Several years ago I did buy Amazing strawberries.They didntn't produce strawberries as big as peaches or strawberries period. Today I received another add for same. Just I'd to let you know how I turned out.


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2010-09-09
horrible berries
Reviewed By: Heather (Frankfort, KY)
I bought these berries (only ten) a couple years back and, after tasting the flavorless, soggy things, eradicated them from my strawberry bed first chance. They were horrible!


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2010-09-01
DON'T BUY
Reviewed By: COLE (SKANEATELES, NY)
Mushy bad berries not big at all. Totally waste of money and time


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2010-08-02
Not what I expected
Reviewed By: Shanna (Joelton, TN)
I planted these plants expecting large strawberries and none were very big, actually some were too small to even eat. Not what I thought.


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2010-07-01
Mushy and buggy
Reviewed By: Joel Kauffman (West Liberty, OH)
We have had these berries for 3 years now. First year we pinched flowers and let plants grow which they definently did. Second year we had berries but they were buggy and mushy. Tops were mushy before bottom was ripe. We decided to leave them another year. I had high hopes this year we had lots of berries coming on but then they were the same way very buggy and mushy. We did get several gallons but they took a lot of work to salvage much and didn't last long after picking. Going to pull them out and try something else.


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2010-06-27
Mushy Berries
Reviewed By: Pat Mix (Leo, IN)
I order these berries last year and pinched off the flowers and was really disappointed this year when they rotted before they got ripe and the ones that did ripen they were not as big as advertised and seedy. I barly had any crop at all this year. I'll give them one more year to prove themselves and then there gone. Very disappointing.


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2010-06-23
Mushy
Reviewed By: Curt Campbell (Wabash, Indiana)
Berries where not extremely large like advertized. I didnot get a harvest because all of the berries where mushy and fla tasting. I had Honeye right next to it that were as big, tasted great and where not mushy. We did have an over abundant amount of rain this year.


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2010-06-17
DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!
Reviewed By: KA (Pennsylvania, PA)
Absolutely terrible. Full of bugs!!! Rot before they are even close to ripe. If you pick early (with the tip still white) the tops are all mushy and starting to rot. Flavorless!! Extremely prolific, they will take over; juicy but tasteless; not huge more like medium to large. Extremely disappointed. A waste of time and money. I am riping out after this season and planting more earliglow- not those are excellent!


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2010-06-08
Not Whoppers
Reviewed By: Carol (Hepler, KS)
I planted 25 plants a year ago in April in enriched soil. Pinched the blossoms last year and many of the runners. This year there was bumper crop, but not whoppers. Strong sturdy plants. First picking was nice medium size berries and they have gotten smaller with each picking. Was disappointed with the advertising, but they are good berries. Didn't lose a plant and they immediately put out leaves when planted.


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2010-06-04
greta strawberrys
Reviewed By: james (hebron, nebraska)
I bought 100 whopper plants this year and planted april. It is now june 4 and I have a ton of strawberrys. Each plant has 5 to 15 strawberrys on them. They are making alot of runners. By the way not one died and mine are sweet and juicy. Thank you gurneys.


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2010-06-01
Disappointed also
Reviewed By: Mary Grindrod (Chehalis, Wa)
Like Kelly in Ogden, Utah I also had the same issue. I have other berries that are doing well, but these were bad both times. Wish others well and am happy to read there is good big berries for folks. I don't want to as for more berries so I guess I will cut my losses.


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2010-05-24
super
Reviewed By: RICH (n. canton, ohio)
very nice growth huge berries on the four plants of fifty I did not pluck...dwawfs the neighbor's plants that they bought at local store!!!


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2010-05-10
Whooper Strawberry Plants
Reviewed By: Gayle (Jacksonville, Arkansas)
ordered 50 plants and the pyramid planter. I used 6 bags of top soil and 3-40 qrt bags Miracle Grow potting mix, mixed all together, for the soil base. Used red cypress mulch for beautification and to keep them moist. It is hard to get 50 plants spaced out evenly, so I out about 35 in the bottom, 10 in the middle and 5 up top. The sprinkler works, but not well. Any wind just blows the water everywhere but on the plants. 47 plants lived, have berries already although they are not as large as advertised. The plants seem healthy and I am hoping for a bumper crop next year. I am waiting for my 3 replacements plants. I am thinking about cross planting other varieties next spring to see what happens.


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2010-05-04
Huge healthy plants but...
Reviewed By: Christy W (Erlanger, KY)
I planted these a few years ago. The first year I got a handful of strawberries, none sweet or large. But I was happy with the plants' growth rate, spreading and filling in the area. The following year, I had huge strawberry plants! They were almost 2 feet tall. I kept the runners trimmed back so strawberries would grow better. Some were large, though not as big as described. They were barely sweet, and there was only a tiny window to pick them before they started rotting. We had storms for 3 days and I missed 80% of the ripe berries because I could not go out and pick them immediately. We have a new house this summer, and I chose the Ozarks to plant this year. Would not recommend the Whoppers unless you want huge strawberry leaves and prefer less sweet strawberries.


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2010-04-25
Lived but no berries!
Reviewed By: Elizabeth (Cheyenne, Wyoming)
These plants lived but I had few berries last summer. This spring I see they are still alive, and I'm hoping with our new automatic sprinkler system, they will produce something more than last year!


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2010-03-23
Amazing!
Reviewed By: Suzanne (OrangePark, FL)
I am so impressed with these plants. They arrived about a month ago, as small dormant brown bare root pieces, which I expected. I soaked them in water/moist papertowels overnight, some longer. Leaves were literally appearing within 24 hours!!! Now I have most of the 50 in rows, where they have done the best. It is well-drained soil, that I water daily unless it rains. Mulched the rows as well. Now just a month after receiving them, almost all the ones in the rows are flowering!! I did about 10 in pots and they are healthy as well, just not as perky as the others. I am just so amazed thus far and I can't wait to see the berries. These seem foolproof as long as they receive a little attention to get started.


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2010-03-08
Big but tastless!
Reviewed By: Loraine Russell (Woodbury, Tn)
My plants did well and looked lovely. I don't think I've ever had such large plants. The berries were large as well, but didn't have much flavor. They weren't worth eating fresh. They made okay jam, though not as strong of a strawberry taste as usual. On the plus side, they are very late, so when we had a very hard frost and everyone else lost their whole crop, I still had strawberries.


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2010-02-25
Disappointed
Reviewed By: Kelly (Ogden, Utah)
I am glad everyone that sent in reviews are having great success. I have ordered these and only two plants took off and grew and sent out new plants. Never any large strawberries. The company was very good at sending me more plants. I was again excited but I maybe got one large strawberry the rest were regular size and they did not produce like my other strawberries do.


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2010-02-15
Big is not always better
Reviewed By: Scott E Beard (Nevada, MO)
Big berries, vigorous grower. Not to much for taste though. Friends who had not had strawberries loved the plants we gave them. Others who were used to homegrown strawberries like us were unimpressed. Maybe its the acidic soil, but mostly not worth eating.


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2009-06-25
Jun-09
Reviewed By: Suzy (Grants Pass, OR)
This is my second review. My berries are ripening and they are enormous. The leaves are so large they look fake. I'm kidding. My plants have been in for one year now and I am having to thin and give away. My friends did not believe me when I wanted them to take some in the Spring, now they are begging. Watch the amt. of water, they can get too much. I had to really cut back. They are gorgeous.


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2009-06-07
I Can't believe it !!!!
Reviewed By: Gary (Lyndhurst, NJ)
"I ordered these berries and UPS had smashed the box. After planting them they seemed to be dead, so I called customer service and they sent me out another order (thank you). I received them on April 24th and planted them the next day in Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for Flowers & Vegetables. The weather has been cool but they are growing like crazy. I called customer service and spoke to Karen regarding all the flowers that started popping out all over the place! She was exremely helpful and polite. I followed her instructions and while I was in the garden my family asked me if we would get berries this year. I told them not to get their hopes up. Then today (06/05/09), to my surprise I found my first strawberry and even though it is green it is already 1"" big. I looked around and I think we're going to have alot more strawberries than we know what to do with. I'm in shock, I never saw anything prduce so fast. I have granpa's green thumb but this is nuts! These plants are gorgeous THANK YOU."


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2009-06-04
Strawberries on steroids
Reviewed By: Gary Sweeney (Cortland, New York)
I planted 50 in April '08. They really took off...I couldn't believe the explosive growth and the number of rugged runners. I let a few produce berries last year. Now, June '09 they have survived a very cold N.Y. winter and they look like they're on steroids! We have a million blossoms...a potential berry heaven!


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2009-06-04
great tasting berry
Reviewed By: tracy bush (glasgow, ky)
this berry is a really good berry.it has great size and very good taste.however it bruises easily


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2009-05-29
Unbelievable
Reviewed By: Suzy (Grants Pass, Oregon)
These berry plants are unbelievable. The leaves are huge and I mean huge and the berries are enormous. I do have them planted in pure compost on a slanted planter bed. I cannot wait until they fully ripen, a couple more days. Thank you.


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2009-05-12
growing fast!
Reviewed By: Shauna (Imperial, MO)
Planted these and they grew overnight, leafing out quickly. Great quality, just started to flower (planted them about 3-4 weeks ago)! Thanks for a great product!


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2009-05-12
The Best Ever
Reviewed By: Leticia (West Covina, CA)
They have grown to be the best strawberries, that I have grown. There leaves are beautiful, the strawberries are huge. I couldn't be happier.


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2009-05-08
Whopper Strawberries
Reviewed By: RJCJCC (Wichita Falls, Texas)
Ordered 50 and They came in bags of 10 but they had put 13 in every bag instead of 10, so I got 65 instead of 50. WoW, a whopper of a deal, I bought them on sale as it was. Kept them in fridge for 7 days, due to bad weather, planted all of them. They all made it. Big green leaves, runners shooting out, and flowers on all of them. I am pinching off the flowers this year, so that next year they will produce much, much better. I have taken this advice from Texas A&M before and it really works. Plants are bigger and have a much improved root system by removing the flowers the first year. Thanks Gurneys. RJCJCC.


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2009-05-06
Great hardy plant
Reviewed By: Jim (Wayland, Iowa)
I ordered 60 of these and received 64. Everyone of them survived, even after being in below freezing temps for the first few nights. They all look great now four weeks after planting, and every one has flower buds ready to blossom.


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2009-04-22
Great find!
Reviewed By: DTPowell (Evans, GA)
I kept the plants in the refrigerator for 4 days while I was preparing the box and bed. I soaked in water one day then planted the next. I tossed bone meal on the top of the dirt and watered. The plants grew like 'Kudzoo'. I watered and checked them the next day to see how many survived and they had new growth, 3 hours later-new leaves. No joke-they are amazing plants! I plan to cover the dirt with peat moss tomorrow after I water again and am sure they all survived. Highly recommend!


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2009-04-16
Muy Bueno
Reviewed By: Miguel (Concord, New Hampshire)
Ordered 50, got 52, planted them along with 50 jewel strawberry plants, the next day all the whopper plants were full green and leafy, while the jewel are still dormant.


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2009-04-06
Great condition!
Reviewed By: Janet (Brewer, Maine)
I bought the special offer on Gurney's Whopper Strawberries as a gift for my 86 year old dad, and planned to set them out in pots so they would be easier to care for. I received the 50 (+4) plants a couple of days ago and wondered what I would do with them, as it has still been pretty cold here in Maine. The frost is not out of the ground, yet. I followed the care instructions and left them in the cold cellar for a few days, then we had a sunny, warm day. I mixed potting soil, peat moss and Holly Tone acidic plant food in a big tub, then opened the packets of berries to plant them in pots for a portable berry patch. The plants are in beautiful condition, with plenty of strong, healthy roots. I am expecting good growth from these beauties, and lots of huge berries for my dad and mom to enjoy.


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2009-03-20
READY TO GROW
Reviewed By: MELINDA (weatherford, texas)
I ordered a set of these strawberries, and got them the day the temp dropped below 40. I followed the instructions, and left them in the box, in a cool dark spot. I just thought about them yesterday, and planted them in hanging baskets, until I have their permanent home ready. I fed them some of the seamagic using the directions on the seamagic. Left them out in the late evening sun, and I swear they grew an inch before 900pm! I checked them today, and they are now 2 inches above pot. I want more--strawberries never grew for me before!! Can't wait to see if I get some berries!!


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2009-03-07
Suprise- Suprise
Reviewed By: Ivan (Eaton, Indiana)
I received 50 Wopper Plants In April 2008 And By Fall I Had Hundreds of Plants I am Just Waiting For The First Week of June To See What I Have . My Great GranBabies Will Have A HayDay In Our Little BERRY PATCH.


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2008-06-03
Second Year Success
Reviewed By: Diana S. (Ozone Park, New York)
I placed an order for the smaller batch of these last year. I had 10 plants that multiplied to 30 or so the first year. I had a pretty good winter, they stayed green, even through one heavy snowfall. I kept 25 plants this year and they've started to bear fruit. I can't wait til they ripen so my 2 year old daughter can pick them from her very own strawberry patch.


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2008-05-31
So far so good
Reviewed By: Raelynn (Norfolk, VA)
I ordered the 50 bareroot plants and happily counted 58 viable ones received. I planted all 58 viable ones the day after receiving them. I treated with Miracle Grow Tomato fertlizer upon planting. All the plants are thriving and growing well. Will have to wait to see how well they produce and the quality of the strawberries then. So far am very pleased.


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2008-05-23
Whopper success
Reviewed By: Loretta Freidel (Vancouver, Washington)
My husband is a horticulturist and he was skeptical about these. They not only lived when planted but bore huge berries, prolific and are so tasty. We ate, froze and shared with friends who could not believe their eyes when they visited and saw and tasted for themselves. My husband ate humble pie!


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2008-05-14
Whoppers
Reviewed By: Rjcjcc (Wichita falls, Texas)
Ordered 50 whopper strawberry plants, planted quickly in a prepared bed, used Gurney's strawberry food. However they started out nice then about 25 died, half of the order. Called Gurney's they will replace the dead. The ones that lived look great and are doing great. Why the big die off, I don't know, it wasn't weather,water,soil, so who knows. I rated them a 3 due to the high death rate of the plants, the living plants I would rate a 5 as they are really pretty and growing big, hopefully will have berrys, if not this year then next. I think that planting in the fall would have been better, higher live rate and I have found out that the large growers plant in the fall for berrys the next spring. Then they plow them up and replant in the fall again. I hope that the whopper name lives up to what I have read about them. Plus I have read that June bearing is better then everbearing which is also called neverbearing.


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2008-05-12
Not sure yet
Reviewed By: brenda (azle, texas)
Well, these started off pretty nice, I received extra bareroots which I shared with a friend and my daughter, they are planted in an excellent soil/compost/mulch mix in a raised bed..at first for me they seem to set themselves up really nice, a few didn't make it, but this week for some reason, a few of them are looking scraggly, they are mulched with straw to retain the moisture so not sure what is happening, my friend reported they all died at his house..some of them appear to be dying, and a few appear to be really healthy looking, I may lose about half..which out of 50 is still ok for me because of the price..I got them for like 10 something..so if only 20 make it and produce, I am ok with it..I just think it was a little odd that they started going from good to not so good..will wait and see..


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2008-04-30
Happy farmer
Reviewed By: Journey (kaysville, utah)
I planted my 50 plants during a spring warm up. The next day it started freezing every night. I was worried. but after three weeks of freezing I went out to the patch and every single plant was alive and growing! I would definately buy from gurneys again.


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2008-04-24
Snow storm
Reviewed By: Ronald Mc Donnell (Montrose, SD)
Planted 50 whoppers next day 8 wet inches of snow i was worried but everything is looking good very nice looking plants thanks gurneys


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2008-04-04
Amazing Vigor
Reviewed By: Mr. Baby (Rossville, TN)
I planted 40 bare root plants two days ago. Today, to my total astonishment, thirty nine of them are out in leaf--jumping out of the ground. Will post a full rating later. P.S. Gurney's was very generous with number provided.


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2008-03-19
Whopper Strawberries!
Reviewed By: ICM (BEAR, DELAWARE)
Planted mine last year and was surprised at how fast they can multiply I pulled off all first year blooms so they could just grow the first year. Filled the area I set aside for these berries in one summer. so far very pleased with there performance. Will post again with news of first seasons berries.


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2008-02-09
Biggest & BEST-U TRY
Reviewed By: Ron (Louisville, Kentucky)
The Whopper is by far the Biggest ,Swetiest ,Juiciest ,Most Best thing you have ever devoured that you yourself grew. Pretty amazing!


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