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Strawberry 'Sequoia' Everbearing

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!

‘Sequoia’ is an everbearing type of strawberry that produces very sweet and juicy fruits. Good for warmer climate areas, this Strawberry is quite a low maintenance plant and great for beginner gardeners! ‘Sequoia’ grows as a perennial and being a perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). One of the tastiest strawberries, bearing for many months. This excellent home garden variety yields exceptionally large, dark red fruit. The berries are firm at first and soften as they enlarge. They are resistant to powdery mildew. ‘Sequoia’ strawberry plants are widely adapted, being recommended in gardens from California to Utah to Florida. It is known for growing to a height of approximately 7-8 inches. This variety tends to bloom in late spring. The ‘Sequoia’ strawberry plants typically bloom just 10 weeks after planting. ‘Sequoia’ is considered a hybrid cultivar. It has a small crown, producing runners that extend from the parent and establish roots and a new plant. Plant so that the crown is just above soil level.

To enjoy fresh, juicy strawberries from your own garden, begin by setting plants out as early as possible in the spring. Spade the soil deeply and set the plants in double or triple rows. Strawberries also do well planted in containers.

Runners should be removed as well as the first flush of flowers so plants can direct energy into establishing a strong root system. For winter protection, cover plants with straw or leaves after the temperature has fallen to about 20° F. Remove covering in the spring once growth begins.

Plant Details +

Botanical Fragaria x ananassa 'Sequoia'
Cultivator Type Everbearing
Height 7-8"
Spacing 18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Bright red
Harvest June and again in fall

General Information +

General Characteristics: Everbearing strawberries produce an early summer crop and also a fall crop with some berries on and off all summer. Tip: Pinch off blooms for first two months on everbearing strawberries to promote larger harvest. Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, require a minimum of space, and virtually no chemicals are needed. Berries not eaten fresh can be readily frozen or preserved. Besides being an excellent dessert fruit, strawberries are a good source of vitamin C as well as being low in calories (1/2 cup usually fills an adult's daily need for vitamin C and equals about 25 calories).

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Soak plants in water a few minutes before planting. May be planted in any well-drained soil. 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. Grow in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers organically rich, sandy loams. Strawberries are a high maintenance fruit crop which can be grown all over the United States.