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Sparkle Strawberry Plant

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$34.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Sparkle Strawberry is the perfect June-bearing strawberry to grow in colder zones. The flowers are late to bud and open, making them less likely to be harmed by late-season frosts. For over 60 years, Fragaria ananassa ‘Sparkle’ has been a favorite for those wanting to grow fruit both to eat fresh and preserve for the winter. The bright red fruit is medium sized and very sweet, perfect for jams, pies, and freezing for winter smoothies.  

Sparkle Strawberry Care Plant 

Plant strawberries early in the spring as soon as the soil warms and is dry enough to dig. Plant the strawberries in well-draining soil with plenty of organic compost added to make it friable and moisture retentive. Space plants at least 12 inches apart on center and in a zig-zag pattern down a 3-foot row. This configuration allows for daughter runner plants to fill in later in the season. Watering with drip irrigation or soaker hoses is perfect for keeping the foliage of strawberries clean and disease-free. Mulch with clean straw or pine straw mulch to keep plants warm during cold weather and keep the fruit from getting muddy as it ripens. 

Growing Sparkle Strawberry Plant

June-bearing strawberries should not be harvested until the second year after planting. Deadhead flowers the first year so that the plants will send energy to the roots. June-bearing strawberries produce well for 3-5 years, after which the bed should be renovated. Runners should be limited to 2-3 per plant. More daughter plants will sap the energy from the main plant.

Sparkle Strawberries can be successfully grown in pots and hanging baskets for use in a smaller garden or even on the patio of an apartment. Use a soil-based potting mix that has added perlite for drainage and lightness. Fertilize plants with a diluted liquid fertilizer from April to June once a month. Strawberries can also be added to mixed planters for a unique splash of foliage and color. Since strawberries are perennial, they will benefit from regular repotting in the early spring. 

Watering Sparkle Strawberry Plant

Strawberries prefer consistently moist soil. It should feel like a wrung-out sponge. Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, and continue watering in the fall while temperatures are over 50 degrees F.

Feeding Sparkle Strawberry Plant

Strawberries are not hungry plants but benefit from a seasonal application of granular fertilizer. Early in the spring, scratch in fertilizer made for tomatoes over the root zone. 

Sparkle Strawberry Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Trailing
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Sparkle Strawberry Plant
Other Name(s): Sparkle Strawberry
Scientific Name: Strawberry 'Sparkle' - Late Season
SKU:
1231006886-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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