Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉) 3-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 12 in.
- Mature Width:
- 18 in.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Fragaria x ananassa
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Plant Ozark Beauty in the Spring and You’ll Have Strawberries by Summer!
Ozark Beauty Strawberry plants produce strawberries the very first year. Why wait years to enjoy big, delicious strawberries? We’ve done the nurturing so you’ll get berries THIS summer!
You’ll Get Two Times the Berries from One Plant
These strawberry plants are everbearing and produce strawberries in the summer and fall. Get two seasons worth of strawberries out of one plant. You’ll double your bounty of fresh strawberries from summer until the first frost.
Buy the No. 1 Strawberry Plant for Containers
You don’t need a lot of land to grow and enjoy this sweet treat. If you live in an apartment or have limited yard space, this strawberry plant is the right one for you. Since Ozark Beauties produce strawberries in an ongoing manner – rather than one big burst of berries all at once, you can maintain these plants easily in a container.
These beauties can be planted individually in hanging or standard pots. You can also plant multiple Ozark Beauty strawberries in large planters and barrels with wide lips, giving more space for the plants to spread.
Exponentially Increase Your Crop with Ozark Beauty
This variety loves to spread and will easily flourish in an open space. The plant creates baby plantlets that can be cultivated into additional fruit-bearers. You’ll get large, juicy berries year after year.
Easy to Manage Strawberry Plant for Beginner Gardeners
Ozark Beauty strawberry plants are highly rated, because they’re so easy to care for. Provide full sun and water for your beauty and it will thrive.
This is a cold-hardy strawberry plant and can withstand up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit before it needs to be covered or brought in from the cold. It’s also disease-resistant to leaf spot and leaf scorch. Plus, it’s a self-pollinating plant.
You Can Indulge in the Sweetness Without the Calories
You’ll think twice about that candy bar with these honey-sweet strawberries at your fingertips. Ozark Beauties are praised for their large, robust, flavorful strawberries. And at only 25 calories for half a cup, you’ll curb your sweet tooth and get your daily dose of Vitamin C.
Don’t waste your time and money on bland store-bought strawberries. You can have berries that are juicier and packed with flavor. Order your own Ozark Beauty Strawberries bush today. We’ll ship it right to your door!
Ozark Beauty Strawberry Pollination
Ozark Beauty Strawberrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Ozark Beauty Strawberry will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Juicy and sweet strawberries!
I purchased one plant for my son's 10th birthday in June. He loves strawberries and has enjoyed planting and caring for the plant and when the white flowers started to bloom and in the last 2 weeks about 15 berries have developed. Just today he picked the first two berries and at them fresh off the vine! He was so happy and proud that they were juicy and very sweet!! He asked for more plants to grow more strawberries!! We are very satisfied with this purchase.
Planting & Care
Seasonal, Location, and Exposure Considerations:
Ozark Beauty Strawberries are recommended specifically for the home gardener. They are self-pollinating and resistant to diseases. They are an ever-bearing strawberry which means you will need to harvest from June through into September. Hardy to Zone 3, you can attain 3-4 years of production from them, but as a rule, ever-bearers will yield best in the long run using only a 2-year rotation.
Ozark Beauty can be planted in matted rows, hilled rows, or solid beds. They also will do well in containers. Strawberries will always do best in full sun.
Applying straw over your plants in the fall protect them from winter injury and physical damage to the crowns from freezing and thawing is important. Remove the straw as soon as the new leaves bud in the spring. If the plants are in bloom and a frost is imminent, you must protect the flowers from freeze injury.
Strawberries ask for well-drained soil, with a slightly acidic pH (5.3-6.5). Test your pH well ahead of planting and adjust with sulfur at least one season ahead for best results. They can get started in soils up to 7.0 pH so if you’re planting in a small area, and need to adjust pH, amend the soil with sphagnum peat moss at planting, and then follow up with the use of fertilizer for acid lovers until the pH comes within range.
Planting and Care – Container Grown or in Pots
Follow soil pH guidelines when blending up a potting mix. Plant into a light, well drained potting mix with good drainage. Use a blend containing perlite, mature compost, peat, and potting soil blended so as to drain well but not so much that the soil won’t remain moist. Mix up equal portions of the compost, peat, and high quality potting soil, then amend with about 20% perlite and you should have a nice mix. Add more perlite if it ‘feels’ too dense.
Remove and separate root bundles (if applicable) and soak in water for an hour or two before planting. Pull off dead leaves, but don’t disturb the crown in the process. Clip only the very ends of the long roots so you have a consistent and adequate root system (4-5” ideal). Fill your container with your new soil mix, then dig out enough soil to plant your strawberry. Spread the roots into the hole, directing them straight down. Cover to the crown without burying it. It’s very important not to bury the crown as that is where the runners (daughters) will arise from. Likewise it is not good to have the crown exposed entirely or it will dry out. Firm the soil, and water well.
Remember that containers dry out faster than gardens. Water to provide the plant the equivalent of 1.5” of water per week until they become established. Monitor soil level and don’t let it dry out, but don’t saturate the soil so much that it becomes ‘soggy’.
Planting and Care – Outdoor Growing in the Garden
For planting out in the garden in rows, plant approximately 18” apart. You can plant closer together, but will want to pay attention to runner management to attain good size on your berries (see below). Plant in early spring, as soon as the soil is no longer soggy, but not so late that it is too dry. Soil temperature is not an issue, as long as they have good sun exposure. Clean up your roots by unbundling, pulling off dried up leaves, soaking for an hour or two, and then clipping off the very long straggling roots so as to have a consistent, long set of roots of about 4-5” in length. Fan the roots out in the planting hole, keeping them straight down. Plant the crown even to the soil around it. Firm after planting, and water well.
After planting your strawberries, monitor rainfall. If you aren’t receiving 1.5” of rain per week, add to maintain that amount throughout the first month or so, until the plants are greened up and doing well. Soak the bed well when watering if the soil is very dry. Best practice is to trickle the water rather than spraying hard which causes runoff and soil erosion. Newly planted strawberries like it moist, but they also do not tolerate ‘wet feet’.
During the growing season, ensure an average of 1.0” of water per week, either by mother nature, or by you, or by both. To ensure gentle watering, soaker hoses work very well.
New Plants – your new strawberry plant will respond kindly to a gentle application of fertilizer. Sprinkle a very small amount of a mild (10-10-10) analysis around the plants. As a guide, if you dissolve 2 tablespoons of 10-10-10 in a gallon of water and spread about a cup per plant, you’d have more than enough. This works out to about 1-2 lbs/100 sq ft. Avoid spreading on the crown, and water in. You can do another follow up fertilization in 4-6 weeks.
Established Plantings – Strawberries will respond to fertilizers, though don’t over apply them. Ozarks, as an ever-bearer, can be fertilized after the first harvest of its first production year. Always water in fertilizer applications for two reasons. First, you want the concentrated fertilizer to be diluted and work down into the root system. Second, you do not want fertilizer on the leaves of the plant as it will damage them. Brush off the plants if you’ve had fertilizer lodge itself in the leaves. Excessive nitrogen in the spring of the fruiting year can cause soft fruit, subject to damage. After fruiting, you can apply fertilizer to ever-bearers like Ozark Beauty.
Avoid applying fertilizer too late in the season, especially in colder climates. 2-3 applications per year, 4-6 weeks apart, is plenty.
Use rates similar as recommended above…1-2 lbs./100 sq. ft.
If you wish to grow organically, use blood meal for its nitrogen content, or bone meal for its phosphorus content. Consult label so as to provide the same level of nitrogen as recommended above.
Weed, Insects, and Diseases
Weed control is particularly of importance in the garden. Strawberries don’t have very many herbicide options as they can be injurious to the crop. Hand weed, and keep your beds clear from weeds. This prevents some of the insects that can hurt strawberries as the weeds provide egg laying sites for the bugs. Keeping a clean bed with good air circulation will go a long way to preventing the diseases which inevitably and eventually will do your strawberries in. Do not rotate strawberries into strawberry beds for at least one year.
Pruning and Training
Training your strawberries is important. In order to ensure good size and shape, as well as the prevention of diseases, you should regulate the growth of the plant to stimulate a healthy, actively growing, and strong plant. For ever-bearers like Ozark Beauty, start harvesting in mid-summer of the first year. Start a new bed next to it the following spring. Continue harvesting on the original bed, and then destroy it and rotate. The best yields from ever-bearers come from a 2-year rotation.
During the first year, remove all but 2-3 runners from each Ozark Beauty to maximize size and quality of the fruit through its rotation. It will also improve root vigor.
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