Strawberry
Fragaria x ananassa 'Tristar'

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

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

, (2 reports)

Littleton, Colorado

Ellendale, Delaware

Rockledge, Florida

Washington, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Paducah, Kentucky

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Macomb, Michigan

Ashland, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Amarillo, Texas

Layton, Utah

Marysville, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 13, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

For over 30 years, 'Tristar' and its sibling 'Tribute' have been the standard day-neutral ("everbearing") cultivars for the northeast. Disease resistant and vigorous, they runner enough for matted row production.

Relatively small fruited and low-yielding, but for home production that matters little. Of the two, 'Tristar' has better flavor and 'Tribute' has larger fruit.

Positive

On Apr 7, 2006, Customlucky from Amarillo, TX wrote:

WOW! what an amazing plant to grow!! i have three plants in an 8" hanging container and in the past week they have grown tremendously! I can't wait until they start producing fruit and I will keep you guys posted!

Positive

On Jan 16, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

These are the absolute best strawberries I have ever tasted! They are big and prolific, all summer long.

Positive

On Dec 18, 2005, Sarahskeeper from Brockton, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a great strawberry! They are the first to ripen in June and have a tangy strawberry flavor, very sweet and pleasant. No need to add sugar to these.
The berries are small to medium in size and keep coming ALL Summer (except for a 2 week break in early July) until frost. I've picked them for Halloween.
The plants are a bit smaller than most. They often bear fruit on the runners even before they are rooted.
Andy P