Fragaria ‘Flavorfest’- Strawberry – 3 Quart


A new release from the USDA Beltsville Research Center in Maryland for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. ‘Flavorfest’ has excellent resistance to red stele and leaf diseases and shows no susceptibility to anthracnose crown or fruit rot. Susceptibility to botrytis fruit rot is similar to or lower than other varieties. Thus ‘Flavorfest’ is a great choice for organic growers and backyard gardeners. Fruits are an attractive bright red color with excellent flavor. Berries are large and hold their size through the season. It grows vigorously so don’t over-apply nitrogen fertilizers.

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  • Strawberries require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight.
  • They will do best in a sandy loam soil and adding some aged manure and/or compost before planting is recommended.  Mulch with chopped straw, leaves or shredded wood.
  • The soil pH should be between 5.5 and 7.
  • Strawberries need well-drained conditions so raised beds or containers are a good option.