Strawberry
Fragaria x ananassa 'Sparkle'

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

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Macomb, Michigan

North Augusta, South Carolina

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 29, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A late small dark red berry, witha moderately vigorous plant.

Neutral

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

This cultivar produces very good crops and the plants grow fast. While the berry is not as attractive as other cultivars, the flavor is still good and the texture is also good. It was originally introduced in 1943.

When planting, 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). Well drained soil and full sun is a must.

Blooms exposed to late freezes (without protection) result in a limited harvest.