Strawberry 'Pocahontas'

Fragaria x ananassa

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


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring




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


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

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 29, 2015, gaymiller from Charleston, SC wrote:

In the late 1950's and early 60's, we grew over an acre of Pocahontas strawberries for our local grocery store. These are the sweetest, biggest strawberries I've ever had and I keep searching for them, to no avail. I've never had a reaction to them, nor did the plants bother me to the touch. They send out runners and will cover a large area if not pruned. I really miss them and I am sure someone could make a huge amount of money if they could find a source for them. When Mom ordered them, they arrived as root stock. If anyone finds a source, please let me know.


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

This one of the better mid season berries that I have grown. Large sweet berry. Fairly vigorous plant.