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Earliglow Strawberries

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Earliglow strawberries, one of our Plant Profiles featured in our Strawberry Collection.

Earliglow strawberries

Earliglow strawberries

This is probably the earliest cultivar to produce a harvest. It is an early-season June-bearing variety with high yields. It has sweet, medium-sized berries with firm flesh that holds up to processing and freezing. It’s a good option for beginners. Best in zones 4 to 8.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.5 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 8


  • 12-24 inches apart
  • space rows 3-4 feet apart


  • 1 inch per week


  • Cone-shaped berries
  • Prostrate growth habit with a height of 12 inches and a spread of 24 to 36 inches
  • Excellent resistance to red stele, a disease that appears in the northern U.S., and moderate resistance to root rot
  • Has fragrant white flowers
  • 500 chill hours required

Do you grow Earliglow strawberries? What do you like about them? Please tell us about your Earliglow strawberries.


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