Fragaria x ananassa, 5 dormant plants, sourced from Massachusetts.
Sparkle is an heirloom strawberry recommended for beginners and excellent for jam and freezing. It has been known for flavorful, high-quality, attractive fruit for over 60 years. An extremely vigorous variety, Sparkle is an excellent choice for home gardeners and pick-your-own operations in northern Vermont. Berries are small-to-medium, so for best fruit size keep the bed from overcrowding. Sparkle is resistant to Red Stele, a disease of the roots that can occur in clay-rich or waterlogged soils. This strawberry bears fruit one year after planting in the mid-to-late season, typically late June.