Rainier Strawberry have delicious fruit and are disease resistance, which makes them a fantastic choice for home gardens. They are easy to grow June bearing and have attractive leaves and soft berries which are great fresh or processed. Rainier strawberry plant is a full sibling of Shuksan, is a late-season, cultivar with good-flavored, large fruit. Yields are intermediate. It is not suited for the processing market as it does not cap well, but makes a good addition for local fresh sales. It is tolerant to powdery mildew and red stele.
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: Rainier Strawberry is hardy to -5° F
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: Rainier Strawberries are highly resistant to pests and viruses. Use straw mulch to keep berries off of soil and to deter slugs.
USDA Zone: 6