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Berried Treasure® Pink Strawberry Fragaria ananassa

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
16" 2'
Height
12" - 16"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    I have that NATURAL BEAUTY thing going for me.

    Double the Delight! Why choose between growing flowers or fruit? This wonderful plant is both highly ornamental and it produces tasty fruit on ever-bearing plants. The semi-double flowers are gorgeous in their own right and lip-smacking sweet strawberry together all summer. It's a little like having your cake and eating it too. Planting in a container will show off the fruit to best effect, but it can also be grown in gardens. Short runners can develop over time, which may add a trailing element to the plant.  These runners can be trimmed back, if you prefer to do so or can be left as is. The 12-16" tall, mounding plants are just the right size for your patio pots or hanging baskets. They will flower and produce fruit the season they are planted if you buy plants or start seeds indoors, which means the plant can be grown as an annual. However, they are also quite hardy and will be perennial in zones 4-9.

    Award Winner
    Edible
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Produces Berries
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 16 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink with Occasional White Flowers
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Best used in containers including patio planters and hanging baskets, where the fruit can be shown off and easily picked. However, they also work well in gardens.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    To keep your Berried Treasure plant looking its best, the soil  should be kept evenly moist and using a regular fertilization program will produce the most prolific berry crop.

    Even if the plants are started by seed, they should set fruit in the first year and those purchased as plants in spring will certainly produce fruit in the first season. 

    Growing Berried Treasure from Seed:

    If you are growing Berried Treasure from seed, starting the seeds indoors will give the plants a head start, which will result in ripe fruit earlier in the season.

    Seed Prep - Strawberry seeds will germinate better if they are chilled in your freezer or refrigerator for 3-4 weeks prior to planting.

    Planting - Once seeds have received their chill period, start them indoors 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. The seeds should germinate in ​about 2-3 weeks, ​but could take a little longer. S​trawberry seeds are tiny and should be sown on the soil surface.

    All of the Berried Treasure varieties perform similarly, however, there are some differences. White flowers are typical for strawberries and are therefore the easiest plants to develop, with pink not far behind. Red flowers, however, are a much more difficult color to develop. While all of the Berried Treasure plants grow well and set fruit prolifically, we have noted that Berried Treasure Red does tend to be slower to germinate. The key to successful germination is to keep the humidity high during the whole germination period. If you are growing all three colors, expect the red to take longer and be sure to keep the humidity high until all of the seedlings are growing well.

    Thinning - If the seedlings are crowded, you may want to thin them to allow more robust growth of the remaining seedlings.

    Transplant - Plant the seedlings outdoors about 3 weeks after the threat of frost is past. ​If you live where frost isn't a concern, that will be about 11 weeks after planting the seeds. Plant 3 or more seedlings per container, depending on container size.  In the landscape, plants should be spaced 18-24" apart. Rows should be about 36" apart.

    Grow your strawberries in at least 6 hours of direct sun a day. More sun is desirable and will help produce a bumper crop of fruit.

    The plants should be kept evenly moist and fed regularly for the best results. 

  • 23 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I bought berried treasure pink and had maybe 8 seeds germinate after following directions... lost 5 before i decided to plant in hydrponic pods under the grow light... this did the trick! I gained a plant when one sent out a shoot which I removed, dipped in rooting powder and placed in the hydroponic pod.. Planted in pots in april and moved outside the plants have thrived and created both flowers and berries. These 4 are doing great!

      LINDA GIESIGE
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • I’m growing them in a barrel….the berries are everywhere and I’ve done nothing special! Everyone should try these plants!

      Sandra Weatherford
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
    • Buyer beware. I purchased 15 "seeds" for $8. Placed the packet in the freezer for 4 weeks per the instructions. Upon opening the packet after the freeze period and to my disappointment, there were no full seeds, instead they were chips of the seeds. The outside tan shell was crushed and all were pieces of the seeds. I planted the "seeds" into my garden bed but I am doubtful anything will even germinate. What a waste of money and time. PW should offer restitution for anyone that bought the strawberry seed packets. Been crickets. Shame.

      Deanna
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • I bought all 3 varieties and followed the instructions. I got some germination... after 3 months of caring for them, they are about a inch tall.. no growth past that in the past month. Very disappointed with these.

      Haylee
      , Idaho
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • Many of the “seeds” in each packet were not actually seeds, followed all instructions, 3+ weeks later, not a single seed germinated. Very disappointing, especially from such a wonderful, reputable company. The strawberry plants I ordered however are doing wonderful, producing fruit in some cases!

      Cody N
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
    • I bought all 3 varieties of the Berried Treasure Strawberry seeds. (Red, Pink, and White.) I followed ALL of the directions on the back of the seed packets. I had EXCELLENT germination! I planted 2 seeds per cell and had ALL seeds germinate except for 2! I am extremely pleased with my seed purchase and am so excited to continue watching my strawberry plants grow! *I planted my seeds in the Grow-ease self watering seed starting trays from Gardner’s Supply. I left the humidity dome on until all of the seeds had sprouted. It did take much longer than some of my other plants I started from seed.

      Amber R.
      , Wyoming
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
    • Same as other commenters. I order a lot from PW and have always been pleased - until now. Did all the right things as indicated on the seed packet. Ended up with 4 tiny plants that may or may not make it. V. Frustrating for all the time and effort put into these. I would not recommend buying the seeds at all!

      Christina Warburton
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 21 weeks ago
    • I ordered 6 packets of berried treasure seeds this winter (15 seeds in each) and had 2 seedlings germinate. I followed the directions to the letter and am very disappointed I wasted the time on these seeds. Most of them looked like dust upon arrival. Would not recommend seeds.

      Mary
      , 21 weeks ago
    • After carefully following the germination instructions, I am sad to say that only one plant sprouted out of the entire packet of seeds.

      Amanda Erickson
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 21 weeks ago
    • Terrible germination rate. I purchased one packet each of the Berried Treasure strawberry varieties. I followed the Proven Winners instructions that was included in regards to stratification, temp, and lighting with my indoor grow system. I had at the most ten seeds in a packet and agree with other reviewers that some seeds were dirt particles. Out of three packets, only two seeds germinated. More correctly, I should say one strawberry seed and one plant I have never seen before germinated. Totally disappointed because I have loved everything from Proven Winners before. Just don't buy strawberry seeds from them.

      Jen Sinsz
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 22 weeks ago
  • 14 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2020 Top Performer Oregon State University
    2020 Best of Species - Sun Penn State
    2020 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer - Final Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2018 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2018 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Early Season in Containers North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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