Cardinal Organic Heirloom Strawberry
Quart Size 4-plant pack
Released in 1974 by the Arkansas Ag Exp. Station. Cardinal does well throughout the Southern states, and into the Ohio River Valley (So. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania). Bred for tolerating humid summers, Cardinal has resistance to leaf scorch, leaf spot, and powdery mildew. The berries are very large, red (sometimes a very slight green tip), firm, and very sweet. Cardinal runners heavily, so be sure to keep them trimmed to prevent over crowding of the bed. This cultivar has a long picking season, with berries ripening over a longer period of time (can be up to 4-5 weeks on mature plants) than most other June-types. I trialed my first crop in 2012, and was very impressed with the flavor of this old-time cultivar. This is our agricultural heritage, and I’m glad to be maintaining one of our country’s older, reliable producers. Can be grown in USDA zone 4 with extra protection over winter.
USDA hardiness zones 5-9
Plants ready to ship in mid May.
For this offer, you get 4, quart size, potted strawberry plants. Plants ship to anywhere in the contiguous USA. Email me for Alaskan shipping (added fee applies); no shipment to HI, PR, or US territories.
NOTE: quantity discount applied to strawberry 4-pack offers (can be mixed).
Stock is limited.
All strawberry plants are Certified Organic and Non-GMO, grown here on our farm in Indiana.