Cottage Farms 50 pc Cream of the Crop Strawberry Collection

Cottage Farms 50 pc Cream of the Crop Strawberry Collection
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Cream of the crop. This collection of strawberries offers a prolific harvest all season long. Included are 25 each of the Sweet Titan and Sweet Bounty varieties. In addition to producing luscious fruit, the plants make wonderful ground covers or borders with the lush green foliage, white blooms, and red fruit.

  • Shipped as 50 bare-root strawberry plants
  • Plant 12" apart
  • Place in full to part-day sun
  • Water 1" or more per week
  • Fertilize during growing season; discontinue use in winter dormancy
  • Blooms from early summer to first frost
  • Winter hardy in ground; container-grown plants should be placed in a protected, unheated area if temperatures drop below freezing
  • Matures to 12"H in the first year, with an 18" spread
  • Perennial
  • USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Cannot ship to PR, AK, VI, HI, Guam
  • Ships at the appropriate time for planting in your area

Important Details

We're not happy if you're not happy. Cottage Farms warrants its perennials for 1 year and annuals for 90 days from the time of shipment. If, for any reason, you're dissatisfied, Cottage Farms will replace your plant with a similar or comparable one at no charge. If your replacement is not available or it's too late in the season to ship, it will ship the following shipping season.

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Zone 11:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone is the warmest, and refers to any region that seldom dips below 40°F. Zone 11 is considered to be frost-free.

Zone 10:

Ships Week of March 7th

Plants that love heat and humidity do very well in this tropical climate. Zone 10 receives plenty of rain, sunshine, and warm temperatures. Its average annual low temperature is 30–35°F.

Zone 9:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone includes the thermal belt of California's Central Valley. In this growing region, gardeners don't worry about cold hardiness like they do in other parts of the United States. The bigger concern here is the summer heat. Weather in the thermal belt is affected by both coastal and interior weather patterns. Hot and very dry air is pushed in from the inland while the ocean provides cool and moist air. Plants that prefer cool and moist summers are difficult to grow in this region, whereas heat-loving plants thrive with minimal attention. Zone 9 has very hot summers, while winters have low temperatures ranging from 28–18°F, although frost is rare. Rain between November and April averages 2 inches per month. There's constant sunshine during growing season. Plants that do well in this area with full sun are butterfly bushes, lavender, black-eyed Susans, hibiscus, and sedum. Part-sun plants include honeysuckle, phlox, passion flower, hollyhock, and bee balm. Bleeding hearts would work great in shade.

Zone 8:

Ships Week of March 14th

This zone ranges 10–20°F as the average annual low temperature. Most parts of Zone 8 enjoy a temperate climate with mild winters. Summers are generally warm with cooler night temperatures. Due to the long growing season, this zone is home to many beautiful gardens. Although it's too warm for lilacs, many other plants from Zones 7 & 9 may actually do well here depending on the microclimate of your location. Suggested for some plants that should flourish in Zone 8 are angel trumpets, astilbe, bee balm, bleeding hearts, columbine, daylily, hostas, and butterfly bushes.

Zone 7:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 7a ships week of 3/28
  • 7b ships week of 3/21

This zone has hot summers and mild, but pronounced, winters that sharply define the season without severe winter cold or enervating humidity. This zone also has a climate conducive to growing such plants as peonies, lilacs, and flower bulbs. In Zone 7, typical winter lows range from 35–26°F (2 to -3°C with record lows averaging from 18–0°(-8 to -18°C).

Zone 6:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 6a ships week of 4/11
  • 6b ships week of 4/4

Warmer summers and cooler winters distinguish Zone 6 from coastal Zone 5. With a long growing season from 155 days at Cottage Grove to 280 days and 40–55 inches of annual precipitation in most places. If you live in Portland for example, it's among the mildest parts of Zone 6. Zone 6 averages 10–15°F (5–8°C) higher than those along the coast, while winters are the warm summers of this zone. The cold winters make this area exceptional for growing plants like peonies and plants that need at least 6–8 weeks of cold weather to grow and bloom properly.

Zone 5:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 5a ships week of 5/2
  • 5bn ships week of 4/25
  • 5bs ships week of 4/18

Summer highs run between 65°–70°F (18–21°C) along the coast, and 70–75°F (21–24°C). Such mild temperatures are great for growing begonias. Steady breezes and lower temperatures, especially along the coast, make windbreaks and warm microclimates critical for heat-loving plants. Average January minimum temperatures range from 33–41°F (1–5°C), with annual lows averaging a few degrees colder.

Zone 4:

Ships Week of May 9th

This zone has more cold than neighboring Zone 5, more snow, and a shorter growing season. Compared to neighboring zones in Alaska and Canada, however, it has less winter cold and a longer growing season. No zone grows better perennials and bulbs. Average winter lows in Zone 4 range from 34°–28°F with extreme lows averaging 8°–0°F. The growing season is 150–200 days long, but because Zone 4 summers are temperate (high average from the low 60s to the 70s), plants take more time to develop.

About Cottage Farms

About Cottage Farms

A leader in the horticulture industry for over 50 years, Cottage Farms is renowned for quality plants. Often referred to as "the grower's grower", Cottage Farms can be found at top nurseries and garden centers around the country. Discover the beauty of easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow perennials.

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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 65 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cannot Recommend I can't recommend these strawberries since only the sweet bounty grew and with that we only had a few handful of small berries that did grow (zone 9). This was a very disappointing purchase. 08-30-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Slimy Modly Berry Vines I was so excited to receive these berries and add them to my garden. Sadly, they arrived slimy. and moldy. I tried to save some of them but most died. I have 3 that are hanging on but that's a small margin of what I purchased. I am going to contact the company for a replacement or refund. I will keep you posted. 05-31-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prolific, and Berries all Summer I purchased these berries last year. They are the most prolific berries I have ever had; and, I live in WA state, which is berry country. I had literally hundreds of berries all summer and they taste very good too. Big and beautiful. This year, I made a new bed from the "babies" that I missed cutting away from the original plants. Actually, I had a hard time getting rid of the extras because they are quite aggressive. Love these berries. 04-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wimpy Berry Varieties Planted in bagged garden soil, Miracle Grow, in raised bed. Foliage and off shoots enough, but berries are small, not prolific or worth the garden space. These are like wild plants, you find out in the woods, like sparse ground cover. For berry production try Ozark Beauty Ever-Bearing, most fruit are doubles and triples, and huge, like seen at grocery stores. The commercial plant suppliers sell out of Ozarks Beauty, early every season. 01-20-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Preview Your Review I ordered four packages I never got 1 strawberries! Even after fertilizing! 09-15-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by No strawberry shortcake this year Not even 1 strawberry. No life in any of my plants. My thumbs are soooo brown. 08-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME!!!! AWESOME; Already have a couple Berries :)))) They do need a lot of watering, so stay on top of that & you'll be happy!!! 07-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shorted Too bad I got shorted plants, I only got 30 plants instead of the 50 in the description. I'm a farmer and many people don't know how to start bare root plants - SOAK the plants (the entire thing, tops & roots) in water for at least 24 hours, then drain and let dry in semi-sunny spot but NOT in direct light (I put mine in an empty yogurt container) for 24-48 hours and they will bloom out some leaves - then you can plant them ... Yup it takes at least 3 days to activate them ... Then make sure they get 1" of water a week until they get well established. I called QVC to see if I could get a partial order sent to make up for the missing 20 plants but they refunded the cost since they were out of stock -- fantastic CS 06-10-14
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