Strawberry Varieties: A Berry-Licious Guide To Different Types Of Strawberries

There are hundreds of different named varieties of strawberries, with more being introduced every year. No matter where you go, you can find a whole plethora of great strawberry plants that are juicy and sweet. Read on to learn all about some of the most popular strawberry varieties, plus a big list of 300+ strawberry varieties!

Strawberry Varieties

1. Quinault Strawberry

The Quinault Strawberry was developed by researchers at Washington State University. It is known for its ability to produce multiple harvests, normally two but potentially more depending on the growing conditions. It produces once in the spring or early summer and then again in the fall, but it will continue to provide a few berries here and there throughout the entire summer.

Quinault berries are lush, red, and juicy. They taste amazing when they’re fresh, but also turn out well in preserves. It has a white flower, a red strawberry and dark green foliage. It normally grows to be about 12 inches high and spreads up to 24 inches or more. It also is known to produce fruit on runners with no roots, meaning it can produce more stems and more berries.

This variety grows the best in zone 4 through zone 8. In terms of winter hardiness, the Quinault strawberry grows down to -30 winters in zone 4, and up to about a 20 degree winters in zone 8. This type of strawberry will also need full to partial sun, rich soil (it likes alkaline soil) and plenty of water. Overall, it is a great type of strawberry plant!

Read more about Quinault Strawberries.

2. Seascape Strawberry

The Seascape Strawberry was produced at the University of California in 1992. It grows well in the northeastern area of the United States and produces large, firm, and very flavorful strawberries. It quickly grows to be about 12 inches tall and spreads out between 12 to 24 inches. It has white flowers and dark green foliage.

The Seascape Strawberry is a day-neutral variety. Day-Neutral strawberries will create a lot of fruit in the first year they are planted, and they will flower and produce all the time if the temperature is correct. Oftentimes though, they create smaller fruit, but with Seascape Strawberries the fruits tend to be slightly larger.

To grow Seascape Strawberries, you will need to plant it in the hardiness zones of 4 through 9. It grows well in California, and in eastern parts of the United States. It generally needs full sun, so planting it in a place that is always sunny will be helpful as it grows and produces. After you plant the berry, it will take about 12 to 14 weeks for the plant to bear fruit.

Read more about Seascape Strawberries.

Varieties of Strawberries

3. Chandler Strawberry

Chandler Strawberries were developed in California, and so they grow exceptionally well in the states along the coast. It is really well known as a commercial strawberry in southern California and grows well all throughout the winter in that location. California has some of the best yields, as well as North and South Carolina. Even though it is well known for its commercial production, it still does very well in home gardens. It is a June-bearing strawberry, meaning that is typically produces large strawberries over the small period of two or three weeks.

June-bearing types are classified into early season, mid-season, and late season categories. Chandler Strawberries are a semi-early season producer and so they will normally have that 2-week production in the earlier weeks of June. It is not a super hardy plant in the winter and so coastal areas are best for this type.

To take care of a Chandler Strawberry you will need full sun! They also need well drained soil because it often will get root rot if it’s not taken care of. They prefer a soil pH of about 6. It will grow to be about 8 inches and will spread to around 12 inches, but they only grow shallow roots. It can be grown in hardiness zones 4 to 10, which is about 60 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you have collected the fruit, you’ll find that it tastes very sweet and freezes really well for things like smoothies or baking.

Read more about Chandler Strawberries.

4. Ozark Beauty Strawberry

Ozark Beauty Strawberries were created in the heart of the Ozarks, Arkansas. They are popular for their phenomenal adaptation abilities and are an ever bearing variety. They are adaptable in part because they have the capacity to grow in cooler climates. While their hardiness is rated for zones 4-8, they can sometimes be grown in zone 3 and 9 as well (as long as they are given the proper care).

They are also great producers, not just of fruit but foliage as well. Ozark Beauties produce deep red strawberries that taste like your favorite strawberry dessert. This makes them excellent not only fresh off the plant, but also in preserves.

When planting Ozark Beauties it is important to know that they prefer full sun, just like most strawberries. They also like to have slightly acidic soil with a pH of about 5.5 to 6.0. They produce many runners and grow quickly. They need about an inch of water a week (depending on weather conditions).

It is also important to note that in their first year of growth, it may be helpful to cut off some of their many runners to help them redirect their growth into the fruit. Their first year does not normally yield fruit, but what happens then is critical to their growth in the years to come. The plants are susceptible to some common diseases, but this just means you have to watch them closely and take good care of them.

Read More About Ozark Beauty Strawberries.

Strawberry Varieties

5. Jewel Strawberry

The Jewel Strawberry is one of the top sellers in terms of strawberry plants. Jewel Strawberry plants produce large strawberries with great flavor, and they are consistent in their growth and production.

Jewel strawberries are bright red and glossy and is great for all those strawberry flavored desserts and dishes. It is licensed as a variety of Cornell University. Once fully grown, a plant can be about 12 inches tall and 12 inches in spread.

If you want to plant this variety of strawberry, it will grow best in zones 4 to 8. It is a June-bearing plant and will not produce for the first year, but the next year you should see beautiful results. It requires a soil pH of about 6.6. Generally, the plant stays low to the ground and doesn’t require much care. When planting, they should be spaced 12 inches apart and have soil that drains really well and has full sun. Try to keep the area weed free and cover it with straw if temperatures drop.

Read More About Jewel Strawberries.

6. Honeoye Strawberry

Honeoye is another type of strawberry which grows really well in cold climates. Even though they grow in cold places though, they are still capable of producing quite a bit of fruit. These strawberries were also developed by Cornell Research about 30 years ago. It is also a June-bearing plant and won’t produce fruit for the first year. It is similar to other strawberry varieties we have mentioned because it also grows to be 12 inches tall and about 12 inches wide.

Because of this spread, you should allow for 12 inches of spacing in between each plant to accommodate its growth. It starts to ripen late in May or early June and requires full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. It tastes great, produces well, and can withstand the crazy range of climates found throughout the US.

You can grow these berries in (chilly) zone 3 all the way up to zone 8. The berries normally have very little disease resistance and so it is important to always ensure that it is in an area that you keep weed-free. It also needs light soil that doesn’t press down too harshly on the roots. If all goes well, this plant will continue to produce for about 4 or 5 years after its first season of production.

Read More About Honeoye Strawberries.

Different Varieties of Strawberries

7. Eversweet Strawberry

This strawberry was selected to perform phenomenally in hot climates. It can survive in 100-degree weather without losing momentum (or flavor) in its fruit production. Plants only grow to be about 8 or 10 inches tall but can spread beyond 12 inches if available (normally up to 15 or 24 inches).

The Eversweet is an ever-bearing strawberry that produces berries all summer long. Normally it has its first crop in spring, and then another crop every 6 weeks to give new strawberries time to grow and ripen. Its foliage is a lighter green and needs a moderate amount of water, though it should always be kept moist.

It grows in zones 5 to 8 and creates small yet tasty fruits. It also prefers to have acidic soil with some sand in it to help with better drainage. In the first year, you should remove any excess runners it has and arrange them to be about 6 inches apart so that as it grows you can easily access fruit and help to keep the plant healthy. It will only bear fruit for a year or 2. It makes for great jams and fresh fruit, so you will always have something to look forward too. If you are down in the South, this is definitely the strawberry plant for you as it will grow even in the warm weather.

Read more about Eversweet Strawberries.

8. Albion Strawberry

The Albion Strawberry is a day-neutral strawberry variety bred at the University of California. These berries are known for their very large size and firm texture. The berries have a mild sweet flavor, and the plants are very vigorous. Albion strawberry plants are resistant to many common fungal diseases.

9. Sequoia Strawberry

The Sequoia Strawberry is a June-bearing strawberry variety perfect for growing in mild climates. This variety was bred at the University of California in 1972. Sequoia strawberries are elongated, sweet, and have a glossy appearance. Some Sequoia plants may bear in early fall in very mild climates, behaving like an everbearing type.

10. Sparkle Strawberry

The Sparkle Strawberry is an American heirloom strawberry (1942) bred in New Jersey (Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station) from the famed flavorful Fairfax strawberry and the Aberdeen strawberry. Sparkle strawberries are June-bearing and are known for their glossy surface, excellent flavor, and disease-resistant plants.

Bonus: Species Strawberry Varieties

While most popular garden strawberry varieties are modern hybrids, there are some old-fashioned wild species strawberries that can be grown in the garden. These are naturally-occurring species in the Fragaria genus.

Here are several important species of strawberry plants to try:

“The problem of tracing the history and ancestry of strawberries is very difficult because there are so many kinds which are so similar in appearance and so distant in ancestry. Evolution from the ancestor of the wild strawberry of Europe to the wild strawberry of Eastern America, probably required hundreds of thousands of years; derivation of the wild strawberry of Chile may have required even longer.”

The Strawberry: History, Breeding and Physiology, by George M. Darrow.
list of strawberry varieties

Big List Of 300+ Strawberry Varieties

Here is a big list of 300+ different strawberry varieties to try:

  1. Aberdeen Strawberry (New Jersey, USA)
  2. Acadia Strawberry (Nova Scotia, Canada, 1964)
  3. Agassiz Strawberry (British Columbia, Canada, 1956)
  4. Alba Strawberry (Italy, 2002)
  5. Albion Strawberry (University of California, USA, 2006)
  6. Albritton Strawberry (North Carolina, 1951)
  7. Alice Strawberry (East Malling Research, UK, 1993)
  8. Alinta Strawberry
  9. Allstar Strawberry
  10. Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
  11. Alpine Yellow Strawberry
  12. Altess Strawberry (Flevo Berry, Holland, 2015)
  13. Amaou Strawberry (Fukuoka, Japan, 2005)
  14. Amelia Strawberry
  15. Annapolis Strawberry
  16. Apollo Strawberry
  17. Archer Strawberry
  18. Armore Strawberry
  19. Aroma Strawberry
  20. Aromas Strawberry
  21. Aromel Strawberry
  22. Arrowhead Strawberry
  23. Asia Strawberry
  24. Askungen Musk Strawberry
  25. Atlas Strawberry
  26. Bauwens Musk Strawberry
  27. Beltran Strawberry
  28. Beni-Hoppe Strawberry (Shizuoka, Japan, 2002)
  29. Benicia Strawberry
  30. Benizuru Strawberry
  31. Benton Strawberry
  32. Berry Pop Haruhi Strawberry (Japan, 2021)
  33. Berry Pop Sakura Strawberry (Japan, 2021)
  34. Blakemore Strawberry (USDA, 1925)
  35. Bogota Strawberry
  36. Bolero Strawberry
  37. Bountiful Strawberry
  38. Brenda Strawberry
  39. Brighton Strawberry
  40. British Sovereign (British Columbia, Canada, 1923)
  41. Brunswick Strawberry
  42. Cabot Strawberry
  43. Calypso Strawberry
  44. Camarosa Strawberry
  45. Cambridge Favourite Strawberry
  46. Cambridge Late Pine Strawberry
  47. Cambridge Prizewinner Strawberry
  48. Cambridge Rival Strawberry
  49. Cambridge Vigour Strawberry
  50. Camino Real Strawberry
  51. Canoga Strawberry
  52. Capron Royal Musk Strawberry
  53. Carolina Superba Strawberry
  54. Cassandra Strawberry
  55. Catskill Strawberry (Cornell/USDA, New York, 1933)
  56. Cavalier Strawberry (Ottawa, Canada, 1957)
  57. Cavendish Strawberry
  58. Chambly Strawberry
  59. Chandler Strawberry
  60. Charles V Alpine Strawberry
  61. Charlotte Strawberry
  62. Christine Strawberry
  63. Ciflorette Strawberry
  64. Clancy Strawberry
  65. Clarence Strawberry
  66. Cotta Musk Strawberry
  67. Dabreak Strawberry
  68. Darselect Strawberry
  69. Delia Strawberry
  70. Delite Strawberry
  71. Delizz Strawberry
  72. Delmarvel Strawberry
  73. Des Alpes Strawberry
  74. Deutsch Evern Strawberry
  75. Diamante Strawberry
  76. Dickens Strawberry
  77. Dixieland Strawberry
  78. Donner Strawberry
  79. Dorsett Strawberry
  80. Douglas Strawberry
  81. Dunlap Strawberry
  82. Earlibelle Strawberry
  83. Earlidawn Strawberry
  84. Earliglow Strawberry
  85. Early Ozark Strawberry
  86. Éclair Strawberry
  87. Elan Strawberry
  88. Elegance Strawberry
  89. Elsanta Strawberry
  90. Elvira Strawberry
  91. Emily Strawberry
  92. Empire Strawberry (Cornell/USDA, New York, 1951)
  93. Eros Strawberry
  94. Evangeline Strawberry
  95. Everest Strawberry
  96. Eversweet Strawberry
  97. Evie 2 Strawberry
  98. Evie Strawberry
  99. Fairfax Strawberry
  100. Faith Strawberry
  101. Favori Strawberry
  102. Fenella Strawberry
  103. Fertilité Strawberry
  104. Firecracker Strawberry
  105. Flair Strawberry
  106. Flamenco Strawberry
  107. Flavorefest Strawberry
  108. Fletcher Strawberry
  109. Fleurette Strawberry
  110. Florence Strawberry
  111. Florentina Strawberry
  112. Florida Ninety Strawberry
  113. Florina Strawberry
  114. Fort Laramie Strawberry
  115. Frau Mieze Schindler Strawberry
  116. Frel Strawberry
  117. Fresca Strawberry
  118. Fresno Strawberry (California, 1961)
  119. Fruitful Summer Strawberry
  120. Furore Strawberry
  121. Galletta Strawberry
  122. Gariguette Strawberry
  123. Gauthier Strawberry
  124. Gaviota Strawberry
  125. Gem Strawberry
  126. Glenheart Strawberry (Canada)
  127. Glooscap Strawberry
  128. Goldsmith Strawberry
  129. Gorella Strawberry
  130. Governor Simcoe Strawberry
  131. Grenadier Strawberry (Canada, 1957)
  132. Guardian Strawberry
  133. Guardsman Strawberry (Canada, 1957)
  134. Général de Gaulle Strawberry
  135. Hapil Strawberry
  136. Headliner Strawberry
  137. Hecker Strawberry
  138. Hokowase Strawberry
  139. Honeoye Strawberry
  140. Hood Strawberry
  141. Hot Pink Berri Basket Strawberry
  142. Howard 17 Strawberry
  143. Huxley Strawberry
  144. Itasca Strawberry
  145. Jerseybelle Strawberry (Rutgers, New Jersey)
  146. Jewel Mid-Season Strawberry
  147. Jewel Strawberry
  148. Judibell Strawberry
  149. Kent Strawberry
  150. Klondike Strawberry
  151. Klonmore Strawberry
  152. Kogyku Strawberry (Japan)
  153. L’Amour Strawberry
  154. Ladette Strawberry
  155. Lassen Strawberry
  156. Little Scarlet Strawberry
  157. Loran Strawberry
  158. Lucy Strawberry
  159. Macherauchs Marieva Strawberry
  160. Madame Moutot Strawberry
  161. Mae Strawberry
  162. Mahabaleshwar Strawberry
  163. Malling Opal Strawberry
  164. Malling Pearl Strawberry
  165. Malwina Strawberry
  166. Manille Strawberry
  167. Mara des Bois Strawberry
  168. Marie Charlotte Musk Strawberry
  169. Marshall Strawberry
  170. Matis Strawberry
  171. Merton Princess Strawberry
  172. Mesabi Strawberry
  173. Midland Strawberry
  174. Midway Strawberry
  175. Mignonette Alpine Strawberry
  176. Mira Strawberry
  177. Missionary Strawberry
  178. Mohawk Strawberry
  179. Mojave Strawberry
  180. Monterey Strawberry
  181. Mouikko Strawberry (Migaki-Ichigo, Miyagi, Japan, 2008)
  182. Musk Strawberry
  183. Northeaster Strawberry
  184. Northeastern Strawberry
  185. Northwest Strawberry
  186. Ogallala Strawberry
  187. Old North Sea Strawberry
  188. Orléans Strawberry
  189. Oso Grande Strawberry
  190. Ozark Beauty Strawberry
  191. Palomar Strawberry
  192. Pandora Strawberry
  193. Pantagruella Strawberry
  194. Pathfinder Strawberry (Rutgers, New Jersey, 1937)
  195. Pegasus Strawberry
  196. Pelican Strawberry
  197. Pineapple Crush Alpine Strawberry
  198. Pineberry Strawberry
  199. Pink Panda Strawberry
  200. Pinnacle Strawberry
  201. Portola Strawberry
  202. Premier Strawberry (Alberta, Canada)
  203. Primetime Strawberry
  204. Profumata di Tortona Musk Strawberry
  205. Puget Beauty Strawberry (British Columbia, Canada)
  206. Puget Crimson Strawberry
  207. Puget Reliance Strawberry
  208. Puget Summer Strawberry
  209. Quinalt Strawberry
  210. Quinault Strawberry
  211. Quinualt Strawberry
  212. Rabunda Strawberry
  213. Rainier Strawberry
  214. Red Ruby Strawberry
  215. Redchief Strawberry
  216. Redcoat Strawberry (Canada, 1957)
  217. Redcrest Strawberry
  218. Redcrop Strawberry (Rutgers, New Jersey, 1949)
  219. Redgauntlet Strawberry
  220. Redgem Strawberry
  221. Redstar Strawberry (USDA, 1940)
  222. Redwing Strawberry (Rutgers, New Jersey)
  223. Red Rich Strawberry
  224. Regina Strawberry
  225. Reine de Tardive Strawberry
  226. Reine des Vallees Strawberry
  227. Rhapsody Strawberry
  228. Robinson Strawberry
  229. Rockhill Strawberry
  230. Rosa Linda Strawberry
  231. Rose Berries Galore Strawberry
  232. Rosie Strawberry
  233. Roxana Strawberry
  234. Royal Sovereign Strawberry
  235. Rugen Improved Strawberry
  236. Rutgers Scarlet Strawberry
  237. Sable Strawberry
  238. Sagahonoka Strawberry (Japan)
  239. Saint Pierre Strawberry
  240. Sallybright Strawberry
  241. Samba Strawberry
  242. San Andreas Strawberry
  243. Sapphire Strawberry
  244. Sasha Strawberry
  245. Saunier Strawberry
  246. Schwartze Strawberry
  247. Scott Strawberry
  248. Seascape Strawberry
  249. Selva Strawberry
  250. Seneca Strawberry
  251. Senga Gigana Strawberry
  252. Senga Precosa Strawberry
  253. Senga Sengana Strawberry
  254. Sequoia Strawberry
  255. Shasta Strawberry
  256. Shuksan Strawberry
  257. Sieger Strawberry
  258. Siegerland Musk Strawberry
  259. Siletz Strawberry
  260. Sitka Strawberry
  261. Solana Strawberry
  262. Sonata Strawberry
  263. Sophie Strawberry
  264. Souvenir de Charles Machiroux Strawberry
  265. Sparkle Strawberry (Rutgers, New Jersey, 1942)
  266. Sparkle Supreme Strawberry
  267. Sparta Strawberry
  268. Stellarossa Strawberry
  269. Strasberry Strawberry
  270. Strawberry Festival Strawberry
  271. Sunrise Strawberry
  272. Surecrop Strawberry
  273. Surprise des Halles Strawberry
  274. Sussette Strawberry
  275. Suwannee Strawberry (Mississippi, 1945)
  276. Sweet Ann Strawberry
  277. Sweet Charlie Strawberry
  278. Sweetheart Strawberry
  279. Symphony Strawberry
  280. Talisman Strawberry
  281. Tarpan Strawberry
  282. Temptation Strawberry
  283. Tennessee Beauty Strawberry (University of Tennessee, 1942)
  284. Tennessee Shipper Strawberry (University of Tennessee, 1941)
  285. Tillamook Strawberry
  286. Tioga Strawberry
  287. Titan Strawberry
  288. Tochiotome Strawberry (Tochigi, Japan, 1996)
  289. Totem Strawberry
  290. Tresca Strawberry
  291. Tribute Strawberry
  292. Tristar Strawberry
  293. Tutti Frutti Alpine Strawberry
  294. Valentine Strawberry (Ontario, Canada, 1941)
  295. Valley Red Strawberry
  296. Variegata Strawberry
  297. Veestar Strawberry
  298. Ventana Strawberry
  299. Vesper Strawberry (Rutgers, New Jersey, 1962)
  300. Viktoriana Strawberry
  301. Virginia Wild Strawberry
  302. Viscountesse Héricart de Thury Strawberry
  303. Wendy Strawberry
  304. Winona Strawberry
  305. Wisconsin Queen Strawberry (Wisconson, 1959)
  306. Yamaska Strawberry
  307. Yambu Strawberry
  308. Yellow Wonder Alpine Strawberry

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