Fragaria, Strawberry 'Tristar'

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: Tristar
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Edible Fruits and Nuts

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

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:


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.


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!


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.


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