When it comes to a hardy, highly productive, and delicious strawberry variety, the Fort Laramie Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa 'Fort Laramie') fits the bill. These tenacious, everbearing plants will impress and excite you and your family members year after year as they produce delectable strawberries.
As hardy perennials with energetic runners, Fort Laramies multiply throughout summer and fall, increasing your yield of honey-sweet strawberries that are perfect for canning or snacking on fresh.
These tough plants can survive some of the coldest winters, and come back ready to fill your summer and fall with scrumptious, juicy berries. The Fort Laramie isn't bothered when the mercury drops below zero.
And when it comes to keeping your strawberry plants happy, you can practically get away with planting them and leaving them alone until harvest time arrives. Fort Laramie Strawberries are very low-maintenance and thrive in a wide range of conditions.
If you're looking to plant a personal strawberry patch, the Fort Laramie Strawberry is an excellent choice. This variety sends out abundant runners that root easily and will soon begin producing their own plump berries.
They are also self-pollinating, so you can relocate your new seedlings to individual pots or another spot in your yard.
As for flavor, the Fort Laramie Strawberry's sweetness and fresh tones are impeccable. When these berries become ready to harvest, their red flesh glows and your mouth will water as your tastebuds await the burst of sweet juice. These berries are somewhat floral and taste amazing after a quick rinse.
You can freeze them and use them in smoothies or on top of vanilla ice cream. Many gardeners use their strawberry bounty to make homemade jam (a great holiday gift for friends, neighbors, and co-workers). Because the Fort Laramie Strawberry produces so heavily, you can try these berries any way that strikes your fancy, and still have some to spare.
Fort Laramie Strawberries are some of the largest that home growers can produce. These bright berries often rival the size of ping pong balls. They do take on a classic strawberry shape with pointed ends in a ravishing scarlet-red. Fort Laramie berries also glow a bright and cheerful red, so you won't miss them when your plants are ready to harvest.
While Fort Laramie Strawberries are best known for their frost tolerance and enticing berries, these plants are also an attractive addition to the vegetable garden or flower beds. These low-growing strawberries create a carpet of bright green. Over time, your Fort Laramie Strawberries will fill in densely as runners take hold and erupt into their own fruit-producing plants.
As cold weather arrives, this strawberry plant begins to blush. Its peppy green foliage transforms to a fiery red.
While not the showiest flowers in your garden, the Fort Laramie Strawberry does bloom with daisy-white blossoms with golden centers. These peppy flowers will keep your local bees and other pollinators cheerful and busy.
If you don't mind sharing, songbirds also enjoy snacking on these sweet berries. If you do mind sharing, add some stones painted red and about the size of your strawberries around your plants. These will keep the birds busy.
A garden isn't complete without strawberries, and the Fort Laramie Strawberry is a beautiful and tasty choice. If you love plants that do double-duty, these will make your day.
There are few sights as quaint and charming as a strawberry patch glowing in the summer sun. Add a bench nearby, and you will find yourself wandering out to your garden to admire your happy Fort Laramie Strawberry plants on a regular basis. Bring a book and snack on your yummy berries as you immerse yourself in a story.
Add a bit of fun to your vegetable garden by devoting a section to Fort Laramie Strawberries and make easy work of harvesting by planting your strawberry plants in rows.
Fort Laramie Strawberries make a striking and dense groundcover. With this variety's long-lasting bright green coloration, remarkably shiny foliage, and baskets full of berries, you'll wonder why gardeners choose any other groundcover.
These lovely plants will fill in unsightly areas of your garden bed and provide a lively texture to embankments or as a front border. Because of its sturdy nature, the Fort Laramie Strawberry is ideal for highly trafficked areas.
Your Fort Laramie Strawberries will soon double in quantity. You can use the runners in pots on your porch or in hanging pots on your patio.
Fort Laramie Strawberries are easy to grow and care for. They produce best with full sun and sharply drained soil. Even watering during fruiting periods will keep your plants healthy and your yields high. Keep your Fort Laramie Strawberry plants well-watered from spring into fall before they go dormant.
While this strawberry plant is very cold, hardy they do appreciate mulch around the plants to keep your plants stress free.
If runners root where you do not want them, you can pull them and move them.
Summer and strawberries just make sense together. When you have an everbearing variety like the Fort Laramie Strawberry, you'll find strawberries pair just as well with fall. This impressive cultivar is highly productive, sweet as can be, and charming. Plan for a very berry summer with your own Fort Laramie Strawberry plants.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Fragaria x ananassa 'Ft. Laramie'|
|Mature Height||4 - 10 inches|
|Mature Spread||10 - 14 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|