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Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick et al., USDA Corvallis
FRAGARIA x ananassa 'Warfield'
Garden Strawberry, Strawberry
Garden strawberries are hybrid perennials prized for their sweet, aromatic red fruit. The heirloom variety 'Warfield' bears numerous small, robustly flavored, dark-red berries on vigorous hardy plants. Rarely grown today, this "June-bearing" strawberry was a favorite of commercial growers in the northern United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It originated in Sandoval, Illinois, around 1882.
Like most garden strawberries, 'Warfield' spreads by runners to form expanding mats of three-lobed leaves. The round, white, five- to eight-petaled flowers open in spring from buds initiated the previous fall. A few flowers and fruits may also appear in late summer. This self-sterile cultivar will not form fruits unless pollenized by another strawberry variety. The round, medium-firm berries ripen in late spring, early in the June-bearing strawberry season. They are excellent for freezing, canning, or fresh eating.
Garden strawberries thrive in full sun and moderately fertile, moist, acidic to neutral soil. They are good choices for culinary gardens, containers, or "strawberry towers." They are vulnerable to numerous pests and diseases, which should be monitored and controlled if necessary. This variety is noted for its relative disease-resistance.
8 - 1
4 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Late Winter
Crimson, Dark Red
Container, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Herb / Vegetable
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