Puget Crimson Strawberry
Bred by Washington State University and Oregon State University, Puget Crimson Strawberry is a cross between Puget Summer and Valley Red. Berries are dark red in color and medium in size, their flavor is both sweet and tart. Ripening in late June and early July these strawberries are delicious for fresh eating, and keep well frozen.
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: Sweet Sunrise 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