Rutgers Scarlet™ Strawberry Plants

Rutgers Scarlet™

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Plants ship between January - July.   Ship dates are selected during checkout process.

Quantity Price
25 $13.50
50 $23.00
100 $37.50
500 $99.00
1,000 $160.00
5,000 $765.00
25,000 $3,625.00

Rutgers Scarlet is a new release from the Rutgers breeding program. This variety features outstanding berry quality with exceptional flavor. In our trials we experienced some unpollinated blossoms which resulted in only a moderate yield for Rutgers Scarlet. This was offset somewhat by a high percentage of saleable berries that are firm with an attractive deep red color, slightly conical shape, and some of the best flavor out of any of the varieties that we offer! The flavor and overall quality of Rutgers Scarlet should result in return customers who are seeking premium quality strawberries.

U.S. Plant Patent Pending

Berry Size: Large
Best in Zones: 4 - 8
Firmness: Firm
Flavor: Excellent
Freezing Quality: Good
Resistant to: Red Stele
Ships as: Bare Root
special features
We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for strawberry plants.
special features
This June Bearing Strawberry Plant bears fruit 1 year after planting.
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Price includes a royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.


These are very vigorous, took the temperature swings in Wyoming well (we can have all 4 seasons in one day in May/early June here), and are runnering well, if not a bit over enthusiastic. I did not notice that there were unpollinated berries any more than my other varieties (Cabot, Mara des Bois, Flavorfest, Sparkle). They are more sweet tart rather than primarily sweet with a bit of tart, but the flavor is good and they are vigorous without any disease so far. Produced more berries than some of the older varieties. Took the temperature swings & started thriving faster than Cabot & other varieties I had.

Avid Wyoming Gardener
Home Grower
Zone 5

I REALLY liked the taste of these berries. It was SO refreshing after eating Yambu! I could not tell the difference in these strawberries and my early everbearing ones. My mother could tell the difference and she said that she prefers our early everbearing ones. I was pleasantly surprised with these berries. I was in Pasadena, CA the week that they came into ripeness:-( I only had (25) of these plants and I am hoping they send out runners bc I really enjoyed eating them. They have some tartness to go with the sweetness. The next berries I plan to try are Galletta and Jewel. I pulled these out of the center of my flower circle so that I can better reach them. I put "picture perfect" but bad tasting Yambu in the middle of the circle. Yambu is SO pretty that people will be envious when they drive by. They won't have a clue as to how bad Yambu tastes bc they're SO pretty:-)

Home Grower
Zone 6

I received your Rutgers Scarlet plants in excellent condition and at the right time. They had been in the ground for over a month and doing very well, until I left the garden gate open for about a half hour one morning. Mule deer got in and stripped all my strawberry plants of leaves and pulled up about seven plants. I replanted the seven and gave them all some TLC. They all survived. I am still removing blossoms and runners in anticipating great strawberries next year.

John W
Home Grower
Zone 4

Last year's plants didn't make it through the winter. My fault as I used wrong hay to cover over winter and it smothered most of the plants. Reordered this year, so far so good. I will use salt hay this year and hope for a better outcome.

Butch S
Home Grower
Zone 7

The Rutgers Scarlet were a bit if a dissapointment compared to my other plantings over the years. Yield was low and size ran quite small after the earlier picking. I will be ordering again near the first of January and will possibly try Cabot and a second variety. As always, your service and plants have been top notch.

rikki p
Home Grower
Zone 6

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