Cottage Farms 50 pc Cream of the Crop Strawberry Collection
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.
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.
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I ordered four packages I never got 1 strawberries! Even after fertilizing!
No strawberry shortcake this year
Not even 1 strawberry. No life in any of my plants. My thumbs are soooo brown.
AWESOME; Already have a couple Berries :)))) They do need a lot of watering, so stay on top of that & you'll be happy!!!
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
can't wait for the berries!
The plants arrived very healthy...
Some even had buds on them ready to flower! I waited 2-3 days bc we had unseasonable weather and they looked just as good as they arrived days later. I planted and watered and noticed new buds on the newly planted plants!! Love them can't wait for June!!
I don''t even want to give this product a one star. The plants arrived last spring, 2013, and were dried up. Planted anyway, watered, etc Not one green leaf emerged. I'm an excellent gardener and have a beautiful yard I take care of myself. The last 2 years everything I have ordered has died even the bulbs. I'm buying my plants and bulbs locally this year. Sorry QVC...I don 't know what is going on. QVC did return my money. What about all the work and time I spent.
Did not work for me
I bought these last year and only about 3-4 plants made it thru the summer.
Most bountiful strawberries ever!
I never in my wildest dreams would have expected the fabulous results I have received from these strawberry plants. I have heard that in the first year, not to expect to much fruit. Boy did my plants prove them wrong! My girlfriend is just amazed at how many strawberries we have harvested and how large they are. Just beautiful! Could not be happier. My girlfriend wants to come and thin mine out next year, but I think I will let her buy her own Cream of the Crop! She couldn't go wrong. Thank you so much.
Nice hardy plants
It is a little early, but all of the plants are doing well except for one. It didn't make it, but I am very happy with how they are comming along. No friut yet but Iam very hopful . Thank you for all the great products you sell.
i got these delivered on a friday and put in refrigerator til sunday due to being too muddy to plant. Took out sunday and planted them. The very next day I was surprised to see the green leaves on them already. It has now only been two weeks and I'm getting blooms. I wasn't expecting anything this year from them because strawberries in this area had small green berries on them before these were shipped. But the way they are growing they just might do some catching up. If they keep growing better year after year then they will be well worth it. I will update after I see how well they produce.