Strawberry
Fragaria x ananassa 'Allstar'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: x ananassa (a-NAN-ass-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Allstar
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Greenville, New Hampshire

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Marysville, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 20, 2012, Dosetaker from Mason, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

After eating my first couple of ripened berries of this plant, I got to say that I completely disagree with the statement that these are bland. I found them to be quite tasty and very sweet. Looking forward to the rest of this years crop.

Neutral

On May 13, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The squirrels got all of my berries except one... I tried it today, it was decent, not the best tasting berry, but not horrible. I probably could have let it ripen longer but I was afraid the squirrels would get to it first.

Negative

On Oct 10, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted 'Allstar' two seasons ago, and I'm in the process of selecting a replacement variety.

Let's start with the pluses: 'Allstar' is a vigorous grower; sends out many new runners each year. Also fairly high producing.

On the downside, the plants were highly susceptible to gray mold and - in my opinion, the cardinal sin - totally lacking in taste. Just one of those big, beautiful (when mold isn't a problem) berries that are watery and bland. (I can buy tasteless varieties at the grocer's all year-round, and save my garden space for something else...)