Growing fruits: Day-neutral strawberries in New Hampshire: Variety selection & production tips

Unlike traditional June-bearing strawberries, day-neutral varieties are less affected by daylength and initiate flowers as long as temperatures remain approximately 40–85°F. Also unlike June-bearers, day-neutrals produce their first fruit in the year of planting, typically within 10 weeks of planting. Even though there is variation among varieties in the fruiting pattern throughout the season, day-neutral plants generally produce fruit from late-June into November in the year of planting.

This guide summarizes our experiences with day-neutral strawberry varieties at the University of New Hampshire and shares data from our trials as a benchmark for performance of these varieties in the region. The varieties described include: Albion, Aromas, Cabrillo, Monterey, Portola, San Andreas, Seascape and Sweet Ann. 


Rebecca Sideman
Sustainable Horticulture State Specialist
Full Extension State Spec/Prof
Phone: (603) 862-3203
Office: Cooperative Extension, Kendall Hall, Durham, NH 03824