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Cultivars (cultivated varieties) on the following linked lists were assembled during 2010 for the Fruit Gardener's Bible, however space limitations did not permit most to be included.  They represent many of the most common and popular from across North America, as gauged from listing in sources, specialist lists, and Extension publications.  Other fruits can be found in the above reference, as well as other tips for choosing cultivars successfully. For sources, please see the links (on the left sidebar).

Because of the huge numbers of cultivars, the beginning grower can get badly confused as to the best kind to choose.  Buying locally from full service garden stores, you can usually rely on them to have some appropriate cultivars for your area. It is most important to buy the ones that are right for your climate, of course, but if there is room many people like to order from catalogs and experiment with a few plants of several different kinds. Also, by choosing early, midseason, and late cultivars of June bearers, with some everbearers, you can enjoy fresh fruit for much of the summer.  If you want to just harvest mostly during one time, preserving or freezing what you donít eat, then focus on the June bearers.

 Most June cultivars are suited to both eating fresh and freezing, most everbearing for eating.  Those best for preserves and jams (firmer fruit) are noted as such.  Cultivars are noted as best for certain regions (M=most climates, C=coldest climates such as northern New England, W=warmest climates such as the deep south, WC=west coast and NW=Pacific Northwest). Those marked * are among the most popular.  Those everbearing that are day neutral are so noted (DN).

Cultivar

M

C

W

WC

comments

early season

 

 

 

 

 

AC Wendy

x

x

x

 

 

Annapolis

x

x

 

 

 

Brunswick

x

 

x

 

 

Camarosa

 

 

 

x

 

Camino Real

 

 

 

x

 

Cavendish

x

x

 

 

 

Chandler

x

 

x

x

 

Earliglow*

x

 

x

 

 

Evangeline

x

 

 

 

tolerates leaf diseases

Florida Radiance

 

 

x

 

good for Florida

Florida Strawberry Festival

 

 

x

 

good for Florida

Galletta

x

 

x

 

 

Hood

 

 

 

x

NW, jam, not good frozen

L'Amour

x

 

x

 

 

Northeaster

x

 

x

 

 

Sequoia

 

 

 

x

 

Oso Grande

 

 

x

x

good for Florida

Palomar

 

 

 

x

 

Sable

x

x

 

 

some disease resistance and hardiness

Sequoia

 

 

 

x

 

Surecrop*

x

 

 

 

good frozen

Sweet Charlie

x

 

x

x

good for Florida

Tioga

 

 

 

x

good frozen

Totem

 

 

 

x

NW, good frozen

Treasure

 

 

x

x

 

Veestar

x

 

 

 

good for jams

Ventana

 

 

 

x

NW

 

 

 

 

 

 

mid-season

 

 

 

 

 

Allstar*

x

 

x

x

orange-red berries

Benton

 

 

 

x

NW

Cabot

x

 

 

 

very large, juicy berries

Cardinal

 

 

x

 

 

Cavendish

x

 

 

 

Glooscap x Annapolis hybrid

Chambly

x

 

 

 

Sparkle x Honeoye hybrid

Darselect

x

 

x

 

 

Eros

x

 

x

 

 

Glooscap

x

x

 

 

best for jams

Governor Simcoe

x

 

 

 

late mid-season, light red berries

Guardian

x

 

 

 

 

Honeoye*

x

x

 

x

 

Hood

 

 

 

x

NW, jams

Itasca

x

 

 

 

 

Jewel*

x

 

x

 

good frozen, bright glossy fruits

Kent

x

x

 

 

high yields, blue-green leaves

Mesabi*

x

x

 

 

large berries, high yields

Mira

x

 

 

 

good disease resistance, late mid-season

Puget Reliance

 

 

 

x

NW, jams

Puget Summer

 

 

 

x

NW

Sapphire

x

 

 

 

similar to Kent, late mid-season

Seneca

x

 

 

 

firm berries

Shuksan

 

 

 

x

NW, jams or frozen

Tillamook

 

 

 

x

NW, good frozen

Valley Red

 

 

 

x

NW

 

 

 

 

 

 

late-season

 

 

 

 

 

AC Valley Sunset

x

 

 

 

 

Bounty

x

 

 

 

dark red berries

Clancy

x

 

x

 

 

Idea

x

 

x

 

 

Lateglow

x

 

 

 

good frozen

Latestar

x

 

 

 

firm berries, few runners

Ovation

x

 

x

 

 

Rainier

 

 

 

x

NW

Record

x

 

x

 

 

Serenity

x

 

 

 

soft berries, high yield, large fruits

Sparkle*

x

x

x

 

good for jams

Winona

x

x

 

 

berries large, firm and glossy

Yamaska

x

 

 

 

needs another cv. for pollination

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everbearing

 

 

 

 

 

Albion* (DN)

x

 

 

 

Some disease resistance

Aptos (DN)

 

 

 

x

California selection

Eversweet

x

 

x

 

Good in heat and humidity, long fruiting

Evie 2 (DN)

x

 

x

 

From England, tolerates warm summers

Fern (DN)

 

 

 

x

California selection

Fort Laramie

 

x

x

 

From Wyoming, hardy, disease resistant

Mara des Bois

x

 

x

 

From France

Ogallala

x

x

x

 

best for jams, drought tolerant, hardy

Ozark Beauty

x

 

 

 

Large berries

Quinault*

x

x

 

x

Disease resistant, large fruit, hardy

Seascape* (DN)

 

 

x

x

good for Florida, very warm

Selva (DN)

 

 

x

x

good for Florida

Tillikum (DN)

 

 

 

x

NW, From Washington state

Tribute* (DN)

x

 

 

 

NE, large fruit, disease resistant

Tristar* (DN)

x

 

 

x

NW, NE, good frozen, good flavor

Alpine strawberries (* among the most common)

Cultivar

comments

Alexandria*

few runners, early, many fruits

Fresca

one of best

Mignonette*

heirloom, few runners

Roman

few runners, apple-blossom pink flowers

Ruegen Improved*

 

Sweetheart

Start indoors for fruits the first year

Temptation

like Sweetheart

Yellow Alpine

 

Yellow Wonder

white/yellow fruit not attractive to birds

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