Private: Loran Strawberry

  • Light Full sun
  • Type Everbearing; perennial in zones 5 to 9
  • Plant spacing 6 inches apart
  • Plant size 6 to 8 inches tall

Pretty white blooms fade to form large, deep red, cone-shaped berries on this everbearing variety. Fruits burst with sweet flavor and are packed with vitamin C. Savor a long harvest, with fruits ripening in waves from late spring until frost. Heaviest fruiting occurs in late spring to early summer (depending on your zone) and fall.

Loran strawberries are delicious fresh and can also be used for pies, soups, and preserves. Plants are compact with few runners, so they work beautifully as edging or in containers. Choose a pot that holds at least one gallon of soil for best berry production.

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Nutrition Information

Light requirements: Full sun.

Planting: Space 6 to 18 inches apart, depending on type. (Read the stick tag that comes with the plant for specific spacing recommendations.) Be careful not to bury the crown of the plant, or it will rot.

Soil requirements: Strawberries need well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Amend heavy clay or sandy soil with compost or other organic matter prior to planting. Create raised beds if soil is heavy or drains poorly. Soil pH should be between 5.5 and 6.8.

Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist throughout the growing season. Moisture is the key to plump, fully-formed berries. Mulch soil to reduce water evaporation.

Frost-fighting plan: Strawberry plants are sensitive to frost. Temperatures of 28º F or less (a hard frost) damage flowers. Protect newly planted seedlings and established, budded plants by covering plants with straw or a frost blanket. By fall, strawberry plants have formed the flower buds that will open the following spring. To protect them through winter, apply a 2- to 3-inch mulch of straw, pine straw, or other loose organic material.

Common issues: Slugs can be a problem when using organic mulch, so use plastic mulch to discourage them). Keep birds from feasting on berries by covering plants with plastic bird netting. Small, misshapen berries are can be caused by drought or high temperatures.

Harvesting: Pick berries in the morning, when fruits are cool. Select fully formed and colored berries, as unripe berries won’t continue to ripen once picked. Carefully pull strawberries (with stems) from plants. Aim to leave about a half-inch stem on each berry.

Storage: Refrigerate unwashed berries (caps still on) in a plastic container with a loose-fitting lid. Place a paper towel in the bottom of the container before adding berries, then arrange berries in single layers separated by clean paper towels. For peak flavor, use within 2 to 3 days, although berries may last up to 7 days.

For more information, visit the Strawberries page in our How to Grow section.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup sliced strawberries:
  • Calories: 53
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Dietary fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin C: 163% DV
  • Folate: 10%
  • Vitamin K: 5%
  • Manganese: 32%
  • Potassium: 7%
  • Magnesium: 5%

Nutritional Information

Strawberries are a super-rich source of vitamin C and manganese and are packed with a long list of phytonutrients, among them an important group called phenols. Like other berries, strawberries are especially rich in phenols, compounds that provide the red color and also act as potent antioxidants working to protect the heart, fight cancer, and inflammation. Eating this potent little fruit can be an important and delicious part of a healthy diet.