Strawberry
Fragaria x ananassa 'Sequoia'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: x ananassa (a-NAN-ass-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sequoia
Additional cultivar information:(PP3178)
Hybridized by Bringhurst
Registered or introduced: 1969
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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:

Castro Valley, California

Elk Grove, California

Glen Avon, California

Lucerne Valley, California

Monrovia, California

Oceanside, California

Redwood City, California

San Diego, California

West Sacramento, California

New Castle, Delaware

American Falls, Idaho

Morris, Illinois

Lafayette, Indiana

Florence, Mississippi

Cole Camp, Missouri

Henderson, Nevada

Brooklyn, New York

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Bastrop, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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1
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0
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Positive

On Jun 22, 2006, Greenthumbe from Scripps Ranch, (San Diego), CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant is great! A must have for strawberry lovers. The fruit is large, plentiful, and has a refreshing, very juicy, sour, and sweet taste. However the must intresting thing I observed is that the fruit literally goes from white to almost completly red overnight!

Positive

On May 17, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Mine have been in the ground for 2 seasons now, they are very sweet, I let my DS pick them, one of his favorite.

Neutral

On Dec 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Strawberry plants require a lot of maintenance. I grew up on a strawberry farm. The runners need to be placed where they can grow to full size plants without hindering the growth or harvesting of the current "mother" plant.

Strawberry plants only produce for about 3 years, then the quality of the fruit becomes less flavorful and is much smaller. The runners that start new plants then become the mother plants. It's neat, but very time consuming.

Crowns must be placed right at the top of the soil line or they will not survive (rotting if placed too deep and drying out if placed too high). Blooms exposed to late freezes (without protection) result in a limited harvest.