Strawberry, Everbearing - 'Albion' Strawberry
Albion' strawberry produces very large fruit that is mostly conical, very firm and red in color. It's flavor is excellent for a day-neutral cultivar. Compared to Seascape, Albion bears larger and slightly firmer berries, and is more disease resistant. Albion's disease package includes resistance to verticillium, phytophthora crown rot, and partial resistance to anthracnose crown rot. Good freezing quality. To get the high yields it is capable of producing, this variety will need a stronger watering and nutrient program than any other everbearer. Wider plant spacing will deliver the largest berries.
Hardy in USDA Zones 4-7 with a height of 6-8 inches and a spread of 3 feet. Requires more than 6 hours of daily sun and light to medium moisture. Plant strawberries in early spring. Water them often through July. Remove flowers the first year and fertilize and water regularly. Do not plant them where tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, or okra were planted the previous year. There is a disease that sometimes attacks these plants that will also attack strawberries. When planting, make sure that the roots are spread apart, and not tightly packed in a small hole. The plant will spread faster if the blossoms are removed so that more runners can be produced. The second year, allow the buds to stay so that fruit can be produced. Because strawberries have shallow roots, they should be fertilized during the growing season.