Sparkle Strawberry Plants


Home Garden Quantities
Quantity Price
25 $23.10
100 $84.00
Commercial Grower Quantities
Quantity Price
500 $140.70
1,000 $224.70
5,000 $214.20 / per 1,000
25,000+ $202.65 / per 1,000

Sparkle is the best strawberry for jam and freezing. Sparkle has been known for flavorful, high-quality, attractive fruit for over 60 years. You'll be rewarded with a nice crop of tasty, medium-sized berries by not allowing the bed to become too thick. An extremely vigorous variety, Sparkle is an excellent choice for home gardeners and pick-your-own operations in northern climates. Heirloom quality. Recommended for beginners.

(Fairfax x Aberdeen)

Berry Size: Small/Med
Best in Zones: 3 - 8
Firmness: Moderate
Freezing Quality: Excellent
Resistant to: Red Stele
Ships as: Bare Root
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We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for strawberry plants.
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This June Bearing Strawberry Plant bears fruit 1 year after planting.
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Easy to grow!
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This is what a bundle of 25 strawberry bare roots looks like when it is shipped.


I ordered 25 Sparkle strawberry plants last Spring (2023), which arrived in excellent condition. They grew last spring/summer and overwintered very well. This Spring (2024) is their first year producing berries, and they exceeded my expectations!! I am over the moon happy with the quality of berries: large, firm and excellent flavor. Highly recommend!!!

Michele K.
Home Grower
Zone 6

I planted Sparkle and Honeoye last spring. Plants did/are doing great but they are bearing now in early to mid may. Fruit is beautiful but nearly tasteless. Neutral pH and used 12-12-12. Think I'll look for a late June or an everbearing as this is disappointing

Home Grower
Zone 6

We're a small greenhouse/nursery business in N. Central Oregon and are expanding into a possible U-pick berry business as well. We ordered the Sparkle strawberries because of the positive reviews and the fact that we could propagate and sell the plants in the nursery. The 500 plants we ordered arrived in good condition and with root systems that were well beyond my expectations. We planted later than we should have, in early July, and put 480 plants into the field, and the rest, including the few extra that Nourse sent, into 1 gallon pots so that we would have plants to replace those that we lost in the field, fully expecting to. It turns out our fears were unfounded as out of all 500+ plants we lost ZERO. Not one single plant died. That is a clear testament to the quality of the plants we received, and the condition they were in when we got them. I can't comment on the berries, as I won't know that until next year, but I will say that as growers ourselves, we are very impressed with Nourse Farms. We will definitely buy from them again, probably next spring when we add more kinds of berries, and I have no reservations whatsoever about recommending them to anyone needing their products.

Canyon Gardens Nursery
Commercial Grower
Zone 6

Plants arrived in perfect condition and all of them survived after planting. Very healthy plants.

Judy Z
Home Grower
Zone 6

I planted these along with Rutgers Scarlett, Flavorfest, Cabot, Mara des Bois, and Charlotte (not carried by nourse). These are the tastiest berries along with the Mara des Bois, although they're larger berries than Mara des Bois in general. Flavorfest is almost as good when fully ripe if not a tiny bit more tart, Cabot is similar, Charlotte is more sweet than sour, and Scarlett is a little more on the tart side if not fully ripe. Don't get me wrong, all of them put store bought to shame.... but as far as overall strawberry flavor, these take the cake. Now if only their berries were as big as Cabot's..... I did notice a little bit of what may be leaf disease, but overall very vigorous plants.

Avid Wyoming Gardener
Home Grower
Zone 5

I planted these late, they were dry from being stored too long in my shed, and I lost all but 9 of 25 plants put in the ground, my own fault. After a HOT June and July, we got rain and cooler temps for most of August, and Sparkle put out more than enough runners to fill in the bed to replace the lost plants. Will harvest judiciously next year so I don't stress the new plants, but I am more than pleased. Will not order from any other company but Nourse from now on.

Home Grower
Zone 6

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