There is an entire world of strawberries most of us don’t even know about.
With over 100 varieties of the sweet berry – from the Alba to the Yamaska – they are all unique and oh so berry good. Strawberries are partial to the Northern Hemisphere because of its temperate climate — the luscious berries flourish all over this region.
There are strawberry types, which categorize the varieties of strawberries. The types include June-bearing, day-neutral, and everbearing strawberries. Day neutral strawberry plants produce flowers regardless of the length of the day, which means they continuously grow strawberries over the course of a season. Contrary to their name, everbearing strawberries only produce two or three harvests in an entire year. June-bearing strawberries are pretty self explanatory– they typically produce berries in June over the course of a few weeks.
We will focus on June-bearing strawberries as they produce the largest and most popular strawberries, the true icons of summer!
With a rocking name like Allstar, it has to go first! This variety produces very large and juicy fruit. What more could you ask from a strawberry?
Another large berry with a beautiful name, these strawberries have the familiar heart shape and bright red fruit skin.
This particular plant variety hails from our very own New York state! They have a deep red color and work well when frozen because of their firmness, which makes them perfect for an ice cold lemonade!
This plant produces medium sized strawberries with a glossy skin. They are bursting with flavor which makes them ideal for eating fresh.
These berries are a light red color and are best known for maintaining a large size through multiple harvests.
Designed to flourish in the mid-Atlantic and southern climates of the U.S., these strawberries are excellent in every aspect. Great flavor and fragrance, large in size, and firm to the touch.
In the spirit of summer, these strawberries would be awfully tasty in a Frosé (frozen Rosé)! Learn how to make your very own wine slushie here.