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Berried Treasure® Red Strawberry Fragaria ananassa

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
16" 2'
Height
12" - 16"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    Garden VALEDICTORIAN.

    Double the Delight! Why choose between growing flowers or fruit? This wonderful plant is both highly ornamental and it produces tasty fruit on ever-bearing plants. The semi-double flowers are gorgeous in their own right and lip-smacking sweet strawberry together all summer. It's a little like having your cake and eating it too. Planting in a container will show off the fruit to best effect, but it can also be grown in gardens. Short runners can develop over time, which may add a trailing element to the plant.  These runners can be trimmed back, if you prefer to do so or can be left as is. The 12-16" tall, mounding plants are just the right size for your patio pots or hanging baskets. They will flower and produce fruit the season they are planted if you buy plants or start seeds indoors, which means the plant can be grown as an annual. However, they are also quite hardy and will be perennial in zones 4-9.

    Award Winner
    Edible
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Produces Berries
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 16 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Best used in containers including patio planters and hanging baskets, where the fruit can be shown off and easily picked. However, they also work well in gardens.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    To keep your Berried Treasure plant looking its best, the soil  should be kept evenly moist and using a regular fertilization program will produce the most prolific berry crop.

    Even if the plants are started by seed, they should set fruit in the first year and those purchased as plants in spring will certainly produce fruit in the first season. 

     

    Growing Berried Treasure from Seed:

    If you are growing Berried Treasure from seed, starting the seeds indoors will give the plants a head start, which will result in ripe fruit earlier in the season.

    Seed Prep - Strawberry seeds will germinate better if they are chilled in your freezer or refrigerator for 3-4 weeks prior to planting.

    Planting - Once seeds have received their chill period, start them indoors 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. The seeds should germinate in ​about 2-3 weeks, ​but could take a little longer. S​trawberry seeds are tiny and should be sown on the soil surface.

    All of the Berried Treasure varieties perform similarly, however, there are some differences. White flowers are typical for strawberries and are therefore the easiest plants to develop, with pink not far behind. Red flowers, however, are a much more difficult color to develop. While all of the Berried Treasure plants grow well and set fruit prolifically, we have noted that Berried Treasure Red does tend to be slower to germinate. The key to successful germination is to keep the humidity high during the whole germination period. If you are growing all three colors, expect the red to take longer and be sure to keep the humidity high until all of the seedlings are growing well.

    Thinning - If the seedlings are crowded, you may want to thin them to allow more robust growth of the remaining seedlings.

    Transplant - Plant the seedlings outdoors about 3 weeks after the threat of frost is past. ​If you live where frost isn't a concern, that will be about 11 weeks after planting the seeds. Plant 3 or more seedlings per container, depending on container size.  In the landscape, plants should be spaced 18-24" apart. Rows should be about 36" apart.

    Grow your strawberries in at least 6 hours of direct sun a day. More sun is desirable and will help produce a bumper crop of fruit.

    The plants should be kept evenly moist and fed regularly for the best results. 

    Berried Treasure® Red Fragaria ananassa 'Summer Breeze Rose'
  • 43 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I cannot recommend these. After watching Garden Answer plant these in a Galvanized steel tub, In 2020, I bought 4 potted plants and planted them in a galvanized container with organic matter, organic soil and Berrytone fertilizer. Since they were planted late in the season, I wasn't too upset with the small berries and lack of taste. I figured I would give them another year. In 2021, they survived our winter in Zone 6a and I fertilized with Berrytone and added organic matter. They came up beautifully and the flowers were so pretty. Again, small and tasteless berries. I would say 10% of the berries were large--but still tasteless and not sweet. They were prolific, but I will not plant them again and I will be taking them out of the planter and discarding them. My time, energy and space are too precious to waste them on produce that tastes awful. I also don't want to have to add sugar to my homegrown fruit. I usually have to do that with store bought fruit, if at all. I gave 2 stars because they were pretty and prolific in the 2nd year. But again, I cannot recommend them.

      Terry Rumas
      , Rhode Island
      , United States
      , 1 min ago
    • I planted (raised bed) 2 plants Berries Treasure red, earlier this year, 2021. Initially the fruit was small, VERY small. Here we are the first part of August and the fruit is abundant AND bigger. Can't wait to see how they grow next year!

      Penny Potter
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 3 weeks ago
    • Full Disclosure: I am a novice gardener and dont really know what i am doing. However, i bought a combination of 16 (I thinK) plants in red, pink, and white. We eat a lot of strawberries and I knew from watching Laura (garden answer) that they were on the smaller side so i wanted to have plenty. I planted them in a GreenStalk garden tower which a bunch of other stuff (the other stuff grew like crazy! And surprisingly fast!!!) so i know it was not the way i planted them…..They started out looking ok but after a few weeks, they all got dried up looking and white crystal hair things all over. I think i got about 4 strawberries from them collectively before this happened. :( It was VERY humid around that time and the air was really “thick” so i thought it may have been a type of infection/fungus from the moist air? The other plants did OK but didn’t seem as robust but either way all the strawberry plants died. This was my first time growing strawberries and it was an expensive experiment.

      Jennifer Miller
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
    • I planted a pack of seeds...huge leaves but no flowers or fruit....all seeds germinated...lost maybe two...plants....fighting worms...all summer....sure was hoping to see fruit ...not so far...maybe I am doing/not doing something.....4 stars because of no fruit....

      Carol M Hingle
      , Louisiana
      , United States
      , 7 weeks ago
    • Bought a well-established plant @ local nursery. Planted in MG potting soil in terra cotta pot. 2 months later I've had 7 strawberries all the size of peas. 2 had rot at crown. The plant was a poor performer, kind of expensive ($7.98) & an overall disappointment. After initial bloom, it hasn't bloomed since.

      Cheryl Mayen
      , New York
      , United States
      , 8 weeks ago
    • I see that many people had poor germination with these seeds. Well since I can't even grow decent Tomato Seedlings, I ordered Plants. I ordered 5 of the Berry Red. I left the seed starting to the Professionals. My plants were delayed because they needed more growing time in the Nursery. I totally appreciate that Proven Winners will not ship tiny plants that don't stand a chance of survival in my yard. When they arrived they were Large Beautiful Plants. I have planted them in a Raised Bed and have them on drip irrigation. They are Healthy Happy Thriving Plants. Blooming and can't wait to have my first Strawberries.

      Marilyn K Ruggeberg
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • I bought one packet of Berried Treasure Red. I put them in the freezer for about 3 weeks. I grew them in cell watering trays under a clear dome and under grow lights and I did use a heat mat in the beginning. The first seed germinated in 5 days. I had 14 germinate within 10 days. I lost a few plants along the way to user error. I had a problem with surface algae. Sprinkling with cinnamon did take care of that. Then I didn’t fertilize quickly enough. I have 9 plants with flowers outside. I wasn’t even sure they would produce at all so I’m surprised. Overall I am pleased. But I’m not sure I would do it again. I have limited space for grow lights and I think I could have used that space for plants only available in seed. My garden center had all three Berried Treasure for $5 a plant and they were beautiful.

      Barbara
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 12 weeks ago
    • I got all three colors of these seeds, I started indoors under grow lights after placing seeds in the freeser. I got average germination, from 45 seeds I got 22 plants that are thriving. I already have lots of fruit setting n Zone 6b! One of the strawberries is already ripe!

      PrincessWhales
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 12 weeks ago
    • AMAZING!!!! I grew these plants from seed this year for the first time. I have always seen these strawberries being grown by Laura on Garden Answer and knew I had to get them. I planted them indoors in seeding trays after 3 weeks of placing them in the freezer for better germination. The majority of seeds sprouted and grew very fast! I would recommend growing these to anyone! I have not yet gotten any berries from mine yet but am waiting on the plants to give some soon! One issue I had with these seeds was that the first time I received them many of the seeds were crushed due to inadequate packaging. However, I contacted proven winners and they sent a free replacement immediately! I also have the seed unboxing video on my youtube channel "Garden Adventurez"! Check it out!

      Ali Haji
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 13 weeks ago
    • Followed directions to the nine and had absolutely no germination. Very disappointed, as there are no retailers in my area that stock the plants.

      CHERISE G
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
  • 14 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2020 Top Performer - Final Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2020 Top Performer Oregon State University
    2020 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2020 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University
    2018 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Early Season in Containers North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Highlight Plant Mississippi State University - Poplarville
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