Strawberries for Knoxville

Snowlover123(6B)March 25, 2013

Hello all,

I am very new to gardening in Eastern Tennessee and am wanting to plant strawberries for ground cover in a big bed in my front garden. Thanks to one of your TN posters I found a long list of fruit suppliers which mentioned Krohne plant farms as an excellent supplier of strawberry plants. I found another post mentioning the benefit of surecrop, and Krohne do have them. However they also have the following offer:

http://www.krohneplantfarms.com/index.cfm?Action=ViewDetails&prd_id=38

Are these varieties any good for my location? The varieties are Albion. Jewel, Earlyglow and Seascape.

Thanks for any replies!

Here is a link that might be useful: Krohne's all season strawberry offer

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Possible sources of info:

Your local agricultural extension office: Select your county here. (You may also want to ask them if they can put you in contact with a specialist that deals in this type of fruit - and, yes, there is one.)

Local growers: Choose your region for a local list. (You may find that expertise varies greatly, but some of these farmers may really know their stuff.)

Websites of other strawberry suppliers: This may be the list you mentioned. (Hartmann's Plant Company, Indiana Berry & Plant Co., Nourse Farms Inc., Sakuma Bros. Farms, and Simmons Plant Farm all have info on the strawberry cultivars they offer. Do keep in mind that they are trying to sell their stuff though.)

GW's Fruit and Orchards Forum: You can also try the search function. (The advise here probably won't be local and may not be professional, but it might be useful.)

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:00PM
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Snowlover123(6B)

Thank you so much for the information, Brandon. The list I referred to was actually one of your posts on this forum!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:12PM
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bluema(7a)

I've recently moved from MI to TN, and I've grown Earliglow in MI. They were spectacular June bearing plants, and produced the best crop of 7 varieties I've tried, including Mara DeBois. Mara DeBois had nice fragrant flavors, but it was everbearing and didn't produce heavy sweet crops like Earliglow did. I've tasted Jewel from a farmer's market, and it was ok, but it couldn't beat Earliglow especially when they were vine ripened in your own garden.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 2:11PM
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