Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 3-6 in.
- Mature Width:
- 1 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Fragaria x ananassa 'Gigantella Maxim
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Grow Strawberries the Size of a Peach!
The Maxim Strawberry has all the sweetness and juiciness you love, but in a strawberry 4 times the size!
Don't let the big size fool you, you'll still get the same amount of flavor… you just get more of it.
It's not just the flavor and size that will impress you…
Grow them anywhere - in a pot, in a garden bed, or even create a strawberry patch by planting several in a row
Early-bloomers - your Maxim Strawberries will grow in late May/Early June… just in time for summer!
- Fragrant spring blossoms - sweet little five-petal white flowers appear in early spring to brighten up your garden
Strawberries are easy to grow - a little care to keep the pests and birds away, and you'll have plenty of strawberries for you and your family to enjoy.
The best part is… you can enjoy Maxim Strawberries this year!
Imagine a hot summer afternoon enjoying fresh picked strawberries and cream…
These gigantic strawberries are great for making jams or using in recipes like strawberry shortcake.
If you can't eat all your huge strawberries in the summer, don't worry… freeze them and enjoy them well into next year.
You'll want to impress your friends and family with these enormous strawberries that easily fill up the palm of your hand.
Order several plants today and you'll have plenty to share in no time at all.
Maxim Strawberry Pollination
Maxim Strawberrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Maxim Strawberry will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
- fruit trees
The first maxim strawberry plant was dying then I called for a replacmnet. They had sent me a super healthy strawberry plant this time. The staff who answered the was so kind and friendly. Definitely I will keep buying more fruit trees from them.
they have grown beautifully
Maxim Strawberry 1-qt
Plant arrived in same box as damaged trees and blackberry plant. it seemed a little beaten up but looked as if it survived. I planted it according to best practice and it has come back and now growing as expected. Of note about other damaged products, fastgrowing stood by their products and has shipped out replacements. Although disappointed when opening the box I am very happy to see hassle free replacement for product damaged during shipment.
I never received them. They said May after I called so I was very disappointed . I assumed they were an early spring plant. They are all paid for but 3 months out.
It looks like you had purchased one of our pre-sale items which explains the delivery in May. We apologize for any confusion about this! Please reach out if we can help with anything else!
Oh wow they are huge and scrumptious. The best strawberries I have had in ages. Yum?!!!?! I wonder if they can fly?
This is great to hear! We're so happy to hear that they've done so well and produced amazing fruit!
Planting & Care
Planting Instructions (in ground): Plant your Maxim Strawberry in a spot that receives full sun and has well-draining soil. Amend the soil with organic matter and place in a small hole as deep and wide as the root ball. Make sure not to bury the crown. If you are planting several plants, use straw or landscaping fabric to cover the ground and prevent weeds, retain moisture, and keep the strawberries from touching the soil.
Planting Instructions (in pot): Plant your Maxim Strawberry in plastic container with holes or porous container lined with plastic. You can also plant your strawberries vertically in a strawberry barrel. Allow the plant to sit in the sun for at least 6 hours each day.
Watering: Water gently after planting to settle the roots, and then continue to water as needed to prevent the plant from drying out.
Fertilization: Add a high-nitrogen strawberry fertilizer every Spring to improve growth.
Pruning: Remove the buds from the first year growth to ensure your plant will fruit in the second year. Once it bears fruit, you no longer need to prune, except to remove yellowed leaves after the growing season.
Birds: Birds love strawberries, so be sure to use a bird deterring method such as a scarecrow, faux bird of prey statue, reflective items such as old CDs, or airy netting.
Pests: Strawberry plants attract many pests, but there are several methods to prevent and eliminate them. Planting pungent herbs like onions or garlic near your strawberries is an ideal first step. You can also manually remove the pests or simply use an organic pesticide solution.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|