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Did a trial of several day-neutral strawberries three years ago (Milan, Seascape, Albion, Charlotte, Mara Des Bois). Three years later the winner is Seascape. I plant around 500 plants and get a gallon or two every three days from late July thru mid October. Have to throw away some due to grasshoppers, birds, etc. Some customers have begun asking me how to grow them, probably want to grow them themselves. The others were also good, but not as productive as Seascape. One customer told me they jokingly that some had stretch marks they were so big.Don B
Ordered and received 500 seascape strawberry plants 2021. First year i was picking berries, until middle of October.Mike
Lost a few plants to the bad winter we had, even when they were covered with straw. High strong winds and very freezing weather.
The remaining plants are big and strong look great and are loaded already. Picked berries the first time today. The berries are very large and sweet.
Would buy more if I had a place for them.
not happy winterkilled very few made it to year 2 .had in pots did not work well they need to be in a bed of some sortfletcher
Plants produced from early June through October. Steady production all summer despite the lack of rain. Nice to have fresh fruit that late in the seasonClear Creek Dahlias
The first time I planted Seascape, I did 3 planting for a total of 100 plants. I sold over 100 lbs. the first year. That didn't count all I ate along the way. Even in our hot summer they needed to be picked every 2-3 days all summer long. Love them. I know some sweeter berries but don't get near the production.Robert Hunt
Seascape was a disappointment. I have concluded that everbearing strawberries are not worth growing. Though the flavor was good, somewhat tart and sweet the berries ranged from thimble-sized to medium sized, based on 2 seasons of growing in Virginia. I have grown 5 other varieties of strawberry, one of them an everbearing (whose name I have since forgotten) and 4 of them June bearing. My June-bearing strawberry varieties have medium and very large berries. These are the smallest berries of any variety I have grown.Jeff M