One of the most popular Northwest varieties, Hood Strawberry bears heavy crops of large, delectable, deep red berries. Sweet, firm, and delicious, Hood berries are great for fresh eating, preserves and freezing for mid winter treats.
Latin Name: Fragaria x ananassa
Site and Soil: Strawberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Strawberries are self fertile.
Hardiness: Hood Strawberry is hardy to minus 10º F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1st year after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8″ in height.
Bloom Time: March – April
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 1 pint
Pests & Diseases: Strawberries are not bothered by insect pests or diseases. Use straw mulch to keep berries off of soil and to deter slugs.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-45