Plant Profile Fragaria ‘Fort Laramie’ & Fragaria ‘Ruby Ann’

  • Common Name: Strawberry
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy to Zone 4, -30 degrees
  • Mature size: 3-6”x 12-15” & 8-12” x 36”
  • Fruiting time: all season

Fragaria ‘Fort Laramie’ was hybridized in Cheyenne, Wyoming to be extremely hardy, to zone 4 or -30 degrees below zero. F. ‘Fort Laramie’ would be a great selection for a year round container because of this hardiness. It is a vigorous, ever-bearing, self-pollinating strawberry and will produce lots of runners. 5-petaled, white flowers give way to large, plentiful and very sweet tasting fruit.

Fragaria ananassa ‘Ruby Ann’ is also a very hardy, ever-bearing strawberry. It is extremely ornamental and produces large, deep ruby red flowers all season. The fruit is medium sized, also ruby red, delicious and ripens throughout the summer. Try F. ‘Ruby Ann’ in a hanging basket where the masses of blooms are showy and the strawberries are allowed to hang down below the basket. Plants prefer rich, moist, well-draining soil in full sun. Both strawberry cultivars are disease resistant.

Photo credits: Walter’s Gardens

Janis Saiki

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