Strawberry, Everbearing - 'Ft. Laramie' Strawberry
This variety was released by the United States Department of Agriculture, Cheyenne Experimental Station in Wyoming!! This cold hard strawberry has survived -30° F and is made for tough Wyoming climates and conditions. 'Fort Laramie' produces large, sweet fruit and has excellent vigor. It is a good choice for commercial growers due to its abundance of runners and it's vigorous nature. An everbearing selection, it pairs well next to Rhubarb and Asparagus. Can be grown in ground, containers, and hydroponically.
Hardy in USDA Zones 4A-8B 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.