This spring I expanded my strawberry patch. In the past all I had grown was the popular June-bearing Kent strawberry, but this year I wanted to try something different. I ordered my strawberry plants from T & T Seeds (which I highly recommend) and received three varieties of strawberries – Kent, Ogallala, and Fort Laramie. Since I had only planted them this spring, I didn’t expect much in the way of produce until next year. But the Fort Laramie surprised me.
The berries were great to eat fresh, or put on ice-cream. My two year old daughter had no complaints either way! In fact, she liked them so much, she’d even pick them well before they were ripe! I can certainly say without a doubt that I will continue to grow these beautiful strawberries.
I give the Fort Laramie Strawberries a solid 5 out of 5.
6 replies on “Fort Laramie Strawberries Reviewed”
Thanks for the great information on strawberries…I will try Fort Laramie for sure! I had no former info on what to buy so this was helpful for me.
Just wondering does the Fort Laramie strawberry produce runners like the others?
Greg: Yes, they do produce runners – but I understand you should prune off the early blossoms to encourage runner growth.
I purchased 35 plants and they had runners when i bought them , some at the store ( canadian tire ) even had berries in late august
So are the Fort Larmic strawberries Prennial? I wll try them this year for first time I bought the plants Thanks Sharon
My favorite strawberry for flavor is the Sparkle. Unfortunately the spring frosts get the blossoms a lot so now I have switched to the Tristar. It has excellent flavor and is day-neutral so I protect the berries in September from freezes. I buy the plants each spring as it too difficult to tear up the bed getting rid of the old plants which are not good to use again.