When it comes to garden sweethearts, the Wendy Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa 'Wendy') will win your heart. This reliable variety produces large, brilliantly red berries that form a healthy wedge-shape. Not only is this picture-perfect plant known for its sizable berries, but it also has an impressively high yield with berries that ripen earlier than other June bearers.
The Wendy Strawberry is a peppy perennial that grows taller and spreads wider than most other varieties. This allows these hardy strawberry plants to take in more energy for larger berries and more abundant yields. You will love their wedge shape that gives them that grocery store double-berry shape. Wendy Strawberries glow to a bright red as they become ripe. So, don't be surprised when you can see your massive strawberries' flashy red from inside your home. You will also notice kids are drawn to these sweet, juicy berries when picking season begins.
These firm and succulent strawberries make for an amazing fresh snack. They are also renowned for how well they keep when frozen or turned into preserves. You can enjoy this commercial selection of June bearing sugar-sweet berries in shakes or smoothies. They also make a striking garnish or addition to salads when sliced thin and fanned out.
Wendy Strawberry plants grow rapidly and spread evenly. As an improved variety from Nova Scotia (a sport of the Evangeline Strawberry), you can expect these plants to have a higher resistance to powdery mildew and are ideal for gardeners that like to boast the biggest harvests of some of the largest and tastiest berries.
The Wendy Strawberry is an early-season June bearer, so you can sink your teeth into your own fresh berries before your neighbors. If your neighbors notice and become jealous, you can offer to share some of the multitude of runners this plant produces. But if you want to keep these little starts for yourself, we understand. Lucky for you, they can be used in a wide variety of spots in the garden and landscape.
You can rest assured that your neighborly bees will notice these lovely plants, too. With inviting bright white flowers with appealing fuzzy yellow centers, your pollinators will be buzzing with joy when they appear in spring.
The Wendy Strawberry is bursting with the opportunity to make your garden brighter and more delightful. This vigorous grower will fill in quickly and leave your garden filled with fresh berries. So, where should you plant yours to make the most of these lovely plants?
You could make neat and tidy rows of your Wendy Strawberries and enjoy your own personal strawberry farm. Or you could let your Wendy Strawberries go wild and fill in as they please for a productive and hardy strawberry patch.
If you're a fan of edible gardening or creating an inviting space for your local wildlife, we recommend using this fast-growing, bushy groundcover. You will love being able to graze for a snack and enjoy your yard and the garden visitors these plants will attract.
This variety also adds texture and interest to the more formal landscape. With elegant and fiery fall color, the Wendy Strawberry looks great as a mid-border or front border. It also looks great in areas where you just need a touch of green, Let it spill over your hardscaping and rocks for old-world charm.
Wendy Strawberries are easy to keep happy. They enjoy basking in full sun with even watering applications. When it comes to strawberries--the more sun, the more berries. Try not to let them sit with wet feet or foliage, though. Fast-draining soils and side watering work best.
Leave ample room between your plants. This allows you to keep track and maintain runners as you choose.
Refresh your soil from time to time by mixing in compost.
Tired of comparing varieties? Stop sorting through cultivars and make a date with your very own Wendy Strawberry patch!
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|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 'Wendy'|
|Mature Height||8 - 12 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 16 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|