Sparkle June Bearing Strawberry
A downright fantastic strawberry, especially for growers in the far north. Sparkle strawberry ripens its delicious crop in late June and its late flowers escape late frosts even in the coldest climates. Excellent for fresh eating and is likely the best strawberry for freezing and making preserves. An old favorite and for very good reason!
Sweet and flavorful Strawberries are the most popular small fruit in home gardens. Grow them in small places like flower borders or even in attractive containers on your patio, deck or balcony.
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: Hardy to -30° 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: Strawberries are highly resistant to pests and viruses. Use straw mulch to keep berries off of soil and to deter slugs.
USDA Zone: 4-8