Sweet and flavorful, strawberries are the
most popular small fruit in home gardens. They can be grown in small
places like flower borders or even in attractive containers on your patio,
deck or balcony.
There are several types of strawberries.
June-bearing varieties that set a large crop over a two to three week period in
June and are best for preserving along with being good for fresh eating.
Day Neutral varieties do not depend on day
length for flowering and fruiting and produce a crop from June until fall
frost, best for continuous fresh eating throughout the summer.
Alpine Strawberries offer intensely flavored,
small berries from mid-summer to fall.
is a popular and widely grown Northwest variety.
It is one of the best of the June-bearing types. 'Hood' bears heavy
crops of large, delectable, deep red berries. Sweet, firm, and
delicious, they are good for eating fresh, frozen or made into jam
for mid-winter treats. Easy to grow, 'Hood' bears fruit in
upright clusters well above the soil surface. 'Hood' is hardy to
about minus 10°F. USDA Zone 6.