Mara Des Bois

Mara Des Bois Day Neutrals
Quantity Price
25 $25.00
100 $75.00
500 $155.00
1000 $248.00
5000 $1,180.00
25000+ $5,600.00
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Supply limited - Max order qty is 1000

Plants ship between January - July, depending on zone.  Ship dates are selected during checkout process.

Mara Des Bois strawberry was developed by a French breeding program. This variety produces small to medium fruit, and contains the highest flavor and fragrance of any everbearer. Berries have an attractive red color with a high gloss. Planted in the spring, Mara Des Bois will produce fruit during the summer into the fall. The following spring it also produces a good spring crop. Although considered a specialty variety for home gardeners, it is also good for commercial applications when high taste and berry fragrance is required. 

Berry Size: Small/Med
Best in Zones: 4 - 7
Firmness: Moderate
Freezing Quality: Excellent
Resistant to: n/a
Ships as: Bare Root
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We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for strawberry plants.
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This Day Neutral Strawberry Plant bears fruit 12-14 weeks after planting.
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This is what a bundle of 25 strawberry bare roots looks like when it is shipped.


I have received these plants late April in Columbus, OH. Planted them immediately in raised beds. They looked puny, barely 2 inches each, 25 bare roots. Bare means bare. A few days after planting them and watering them, a big frost WITH serious snowing came and lasted 3 days. To my everlasting surprise, a week later after the snow melt, 23 out of the 25 roots I received had new green leaves. I am flabbergasted. The strawberry plants look very healthy and vigorous. I don't know how they will turn out, but I will definitely order from these folks again. Remarkable!

Lily W
Home Grower
Zone 6

Mara Des Bois is a premium-quality berry regarding the flavor and fragrance - more like a wild berry. It yields fairly well but the quality is what you will like the most. We have 25 plants and always get more than enough for cereal each morning. The birds don't notice them as they started bearing after the wild berry season - a real plus!

Home Grower
Zone 4

After years of being disappointed by beautiful but BLAND strawberries whenever I purchased them, I decided to try growing my own. This variety's description and reviews intrigued me, so I ordered a bundle of 25. Received within 2 days of them being shipped. Healthy, vigorous bare root stock (actually got a bonus one :D) were promptly planted. Less than 24 hours later, leafing out has begun! Anticipating delicious berries already!

Home Grower
Zone 6

Plants grew vigorous and put out alot of runners. Unfortunately the berries were pretty sour. I believe given a different type of Summer here in Pennsylvania maybe would have made a difference? We tore the bed out and replaced with June bearers. We had alot of rain....but the raspberries loved it.

Dave C
Home Grower
Zone 6

Have just completed our first growing season with the Mara and are very pleased. Plants were steady producers and vigorous runners. Berries have wonderful taste and freeze very well. Hoping for a good overwinter and more production next year. As usual Nourse plants are your best chance at success. We have their asparagus, blue berries, strawberries and raspberries and enjoy them all. Thanks Nourse. (Mn grower)

Paul Maertens
Home Grower
Zone 3

Ordered these this year due to the description. Knew i was taking a chance on them since i live in zone 10. Planted in hanging baskets and enclosed in shelter covered with floating row cover to protect from intense sun and hot dry winds. Does get some partial shade. They grew fast and healthy all spring, summer and so far into fall, still producing. This is the most wonderfully flavored strawberry i've ever had.

Home Grower
Zone 10

I bought 25 of these. All of them have gotten nice green leaves but one in 2-3 weeks . One out of 25 is not bad in my book since they will spread anyway. The shipping on this makes them around the same price you would get 25 of them at Home Depot so pricing seems to be fair. They sent a book to tell you how to plant them and a free slurry mix to let your plants grow better in my order. If you plan to sell these be aware they did have a US patent number on the label.

Home Grower
Zone 5

We planted Mara des Bois at a location we were not at much and it was not maintained. Deer ate the patch out in the open entirely but the fenced area grew up in Bermuda grass and suffered a long drought. I expected complete die out but Mara des Bois was incredible. It put down deep roots, and grew despite all the adversity, and the berries are incredible. In late November, even after temps in the low teens, it came back after rains and was blooming again during a warm spell. Also the best flavor I’ve ever tasted. Took a while to establish but once it! Highly recommend them.

Heartsong Farm
Home Grower
Zone 6

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