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Strawberry Allstar Plant
This Compact Improvement of 'Guardian' Comes from the USDA!

Strawberry 'Allstar' Plant

Pack of 25
Item # 43737-PK-25
$14.95
Buy 4+ at $9.95 ea
Item is sold out.

This June-bearer has terrific resistance to fungus diseases.

Large, succulent berries are great fresh or frozen!
The USDA developed this improved, more compact version of the popular variety 'Guardian.' A spring-bearer, 'Allstar' has excellent resistance to fungus diseases, greatly improving its yield and reducing your labor in the garden. The large, juicy-sweet berries are great for eating fresh or for freezing.

Among the best fruit crops for the home gardener, strawberries ask only fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. They offer years of tasty fruit, renewing themselves from the runners they produce. Set plants 2 1/2 feet apart. June-bearing varieties produce fruit in late spring to early summer -- typically in June! Replace the crop about every 3 years to keep yields high. This is the type of strawberry to choose for big harvests over a short period -- ideal for canning or freezing.

Genus Fragaria
Species x ananassa
Variety 'Allstar'
Item Form Pack of 25
Zone 4 - 8
Fruit Color Red
Additional Characteristics Berries, Edible
Harvest Season Early Spring, Late Spring
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!

It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.

And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.

The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.