Varieties of Strawberries
Victorian strawberry farmers grow many different varieties of strawberries to so they can supply the very best strawberries throughout the spring, summer and autumn periods.
The most commonly grown varieties are detailed below.
Home gardener varieties
Most of the commercial varieties are not available to home gardeners. However, once new commercial varieties are released and adopted the old varieties are sometime released to home gardeners.
The best choice for Victorian home gardeners with a strawberry passion is the Australian variety, Alinta. This variety is the only variety, which can be planted in the garden in September and still give heavy yields of the best-flavoured fruit in summer. It does this due to its ability to develop new flowers under the long days of summer, unlike other varieties, and it resists most of those annoying pests and diseases, which so often damage the plants. A good tip is to pick the fruit 2-3 times a week and buy new clean plants for the following year.
Other varieties and information about growing them can be found at your local nursery.