Strawberries are the reason I started gardening. As a kid we raised some kind fo small strawberry that had a great taste, not the watered down taste of most grocery store strawberries.
The first year I only planted a few Camarosa plants in a wodden planter.
Year 2: Eversweet, Camarosa,
Year 3 (2005): Eversweet, Camarosa, Generic Everbearing. A total of 5 plants, this is the year where I bought a house and built the first raised beds, the number of plants increases signifigantly.
Acquired some Sweet Charlies and some Florida 90s.
Year 4 (2006): Moved to a long raised bed just for strawberries. Added Festivals, Fraises des Bios. At 1 per square foot there are 40 plants. At the end of the year the old plants for under the apple tree for ground cover and the daughter plants get replanted.
Year 5 (2007)
Year 6 (2008): Earliglow, Sequoia
2009: Mara de bios, Camarosa, Wild,
2010: 1 bed Mara de bois except 3 cells of Festival. Other bed all Earliglow, 2 Florida Radianece
2011: 3x Florida Radience, 2x Allstar, 13 Sweet charlie, 11 Mara des Bois, 7 eversweet, 2 earlieglow, 2 festival
2012: both beds are all Mara de bios. Have some Sweet Charlie and Eversweet in pots.
June bearers are better for Florida than everbearing
Tristar best heirloom taste (but is an everbear)
Try earliglow (june-bearing)- noursefarms.com
Albritton: This variety is a southern heirloom.
Try mara des bois
sparkle good too.
Call: Cooleys's Strawberry Nursery, PO Box 472, Augusta AR, 72006. 870-347-2026 or 501 347-2026 or 501-724-5630
Reccommend planting sept-nov
UF reccommends Chandlar
Tennesse Beauty from 2005 was very good tasting of commercial.