I was sad to see they restricted this variety to commercial growers. I ordered them last year & discovered that it is not the cold nailing my strawberries, it's root rot (I'm in Wyoming, very cold). All the resistant varieties came through tough as nails, the cold tolerant but no root rot resistance were all dead this spring. So, these made it through a brutal winter (with consistent cold temperatures starting in November till the beginning of April) & they're doing awesome. They also taste awesome. They taste like strawberry shortcake (best way to describe) & they are very productive. They are about as tasty as the Sparkles, better than Cavendish, & Cabot, but more productive than all of them. The plants were very vigorous. I even had some runners live through the horrible winter when they escaped out of their raised beds and planted in the walkway. These, Sparkle, Cavendish & Cabot (sometimes the Cabot get some winterkill) are awesome in cold areas with bipolar temperature swings.Lacey A
Beautiful berries and very prolific!! I will order more in the future and i am quite happy I ordered the ones I have!Roberta
I am a bit prejudiced since my name IS Dicken, but these plants went in easy and grew fast. I will let them bear some fruit this June, though planted the first week of May. They are already large enough, to produce some berries, though I am sure I should pinch all the berries off, and make them grow, but I want to see what they taste like, then I will start pruning...Jim D
Love this Dicken Variety for Mid June berries.