Mesabi™ Strawberry Plant
Very disease-resistant plants set fragrant, delectable fruit in early summer.
The berries are bright scarlet, shiny, and medium to large, with a good mix of sugars and acids. Their aroma precedes them, a heady fragrance that makes the mouth water in anticipation of goodies to come. The creamy, firm red flesh holds well after picking, but is never tough or mealy. A fine combination of succulence and sweet juiciness!
Mesabi™ (the name is Native American, probably either Ojibway or Dakota) arose from crosses of Glooscap x MNUS 99, carried out by the University of Minnesota in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture. The goal was improved winter hardiness with heavy yields and superior flavor on a short-day (June-bearing) habit. Obviously, Mesabi™ has exceeded expectations on all criteria!
This 6-inch-high, spreading plant is resistant to 5 strains of red stele as well as to powdery mildew, leaf scorch, and leaf spot. Suitable for garden or container, it is highly reliable, and makes a good midseason follow-up to early-fruiting Earliglow in short-day climates. Already a popular favorite, Mesabi™ is making new converts every season. Try it and discover how easy growing a big, healthy crop of berries can be, even in the far north where the growing season is short! Zones 3-8.
|Item Form||Pack of 25|
|Zone||3 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring|
|Plant Height||6 in|
|Plant Width||24 in|
|Bloom Size||1 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Berries, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Edible|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Powdery Mildew|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Ground Cover|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|