Johnny's Strawberry Harvest Program

Johnny's STRAWBERRY Planting/Harvesting Program

Strawberry Season Extension

Johnny's Strawberry Planting/Harvesting Program is designed to take the guesswork out of variety selection, allowing you to extend your strawberry harvest throughout the growing season.

The two main types of strawberries are 1) day-neutral, also known as everbearing varieties, which produce fruit midsummer through fall; and 2) summer-fruiting, also known as June-bearing varieties, which produce a single harvest, mostly in June but some of which bear into July. We've broken these out as follows, so you can use the charts to choose varieties by their key distinguishing features and seasonal fruiting/harvesting slots.

Please note that actual ripening times will vary depending upon your latitude/geolocation, microclimate, cultivation practices, and year-to-year climate variation, among other factors.

Day-Neutral Varieties & Features
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Day-neutral (early to late) Large Seascape Strawberry Harvest Program 4–7 Productive, day-neutral variety.
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Day-neutral (early to late) Very large Albion Strawberry Harvest Program 4–7 Very large-fruited, productive, day-neutral variety.
Early Strawberries
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
 
 
 
July
 
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Early Large Galletta Strawberry Harvest Program 4–7 Excellent flavor. Compared to Earliglow, Galletta has larger, firmer berries.
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
 
 
 
July
 
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Early Medium Earliglow Strawberry Harvest Program 4–8 The standard for early harvest. Somewhat better flavor than Galletta.
Early to Midseason Strawberries
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
 
 
 
July
 
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Early to Mid Large Honeyoe Strawberry Harvest Program 3–8 Highly productive variety.
Midseason Strawberries
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
 
 
 
July
 
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Midseason Large Jewel Strawberry Harvest Program 4–8 Popular and vigorous variety.
Mid to Late Strawberries
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
 
 
 
July
 
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Mid to late Medium Sparkle Strawberry Harvest Program 3–8 Known for great flavor.
Late Strawberries
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
 
 
 
July
 
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Growing Zones Notes
Late Large AC Valley Sunset Harvest Program 4–7 Vigorous, late-season variety for fresh market. Late-season slot should extend the June bearing season by a couple of weeks.