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Strawberry ‘Ozark Beauty’ Everbearing

Strawberry ‘Ozark Beauty’ is a favorite due to its large mouth-watering berries! In addition, this hardy and vigorous plant produces semi-firm fruit, excellent for preserves or freezing. Enjoy feasting on large crops of these exceptionally delicious scarlet-red berries from early summer until the first frost.

Platinum Performers® Strawberry ‘Ozark Beauty’ is a dormant plant selected by DeGroot, offering you the opportunity to get a head start to the season! Due to its dormant state, this plant may lack foliage until planted. There is no need to wait until after frost; this may be planted as soon as the ground is workable. Once planted, apply 6 inches of mulch for root protection. This early planting prevents transplant shock and allows it more time to develop its root system. If your plant does have foliage, protect it from frost. Depending on the climate and weather experienced after planting, this plant could take up to 4-6 weeks to break dormancy and show signs of growth.

Try adding ‘Ozark Beauty’ strawberries to a hanging basket! We recommend using a potting mix with slow-release fertilizer when planting your dormant roots in a hanging basket.

Plant Details +

Botanical Fragaria x ananassa 'Ozark Beauty'
Cultivator Type Everbearing
Height 1'
Spacing 12-15"
Hardiness Zones 2-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Bright red
Harvest June and again in fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Soak "Ozark Beauty' roots in water a few minutes before planting. Choose a location in full sun to grow your strawberry plants. Your strawberries may be planted in any well-drained soil, but they prefer organically rich sandy loams. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place, so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is level with the soil surface and water thoroughly. Apply fertilizer after growth begins. ‘Ozark Beauty’ has a small crown that produces runners that extend to establish roots and a new plant. These runners should be removed and the first flush of flowers so plants can direct energy into establishing a strong root system. The bed should be replaced after two years as quality and yield begin to decrease. Cover plants with straw or leaves for winter protection after the temperature has fallen to about 20° F. Remove covering in the spring once growth begins.

Pests or Diseases: 'Ozark Beauty' has good disease resistance.