Strawberry suggestions please!

I need to replace my strawberries as they have been in 4 years now and this year has been really poor. Does anyone have any suggestions of good varieties? I previously grew a 'collection' of early/mid/late season but wasn't particularly impressed with cropping or flavour.  So, tastiest and best cropping varieties please?? 

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,256
    I'm planning on growing strawberries for the first time.
    I would rather have little and often, so I've ordered Mara des Bois which is a perpetual strawberry. The reports are very good, but I wont know myself until next year.
    I'll be interested to see what others think
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  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 563
    Pete8 said:
    I'm planning on growing strawberries for the first time.
    I would rather have little and often, so I've ordered Mara des Bois which is a perpetual strawberry. The reports are very good, but I wont know myself until next year.
    I'll be interested to see what others think
    Same here. I understand top chef's use them. They are "ever bearing" which I think does not mean ever bearing but rather that they bear fruit, pause then bear again. The are a cross between wild strawberries which have a fine flavour and garden variety. I understand from others the fruit is a little smaller, but this I suppose is a price worth paying
  • derekt83derekt83 Posts: 7
    Personally I have success with Ostara and they taste very good.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,265
    I have Elsanta, which is a good mid season [here] tasty fruit. Reliable and pest free generally.
    I have an everbearing one, but it hasn't done well for me. It's been better this year, so perhaps it's weather related. There are fruits on it just now.
    If anyone wants a couple of runners, I have loads of plants which produce far more of them than I can use. Just PM me  :)
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  • BLTBLT Posts: 523
    I have Elsanta too and one batch of a larger variety I was given that bears less fruit but larger ones. Having two types does give a balance and my ? larger variety is still producing good fruit even now in my greenhouse for the last week..
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 466
    edited September 2018
    At work we had Honeoye (early) tasted truly vile very sour and nearly inedible apparently it's very fussy about soil. Sonata (mid) very nice taste, large uniform berries, the bird first choice! quite a soft berry it didn't hold well. I can't remember our late strawberry but it was nothing special.
    For a mid season berry Sonata is definatly the one I would go for. I have Senga Sengana at home which is an everbarer, it does taste better than the Polwina which is the mid season one I have but it produces a lot less fruit the runners are impressive though, well over a meter long.

  • .. Posts: 1
    We have Flamenco (everbearing) which are 2 years old this year and we've had a bumper crop from the beginning of June right through to until now. Very tasty fruit and they seem to root well from runners too (we originally had 12 plants, 3 of which died when planted but now have probably closer to 20 plants).
  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 551
    Malwina is my favourite.  It's darker red in colour and in my opinion the flavour is better any others I've come across.
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