Ostara

Ostara forms large, attractive plants that flower lavishly with many long-stemmed inflorescences and form many large, conical, attractive berries.

Growth

Ostara plants have a broad, moderately sized growth habit. They have dark green leaves and form a lot of runners.

Flowering

Ostara starts producing flowers in mid-June and then flowers well, but not all that lavishly, into autumn. The flowers have well-developed stamens that project above the petals.

Productivity

Ostara is very productive. 

Fruit

Ostara strawberries mature from mid-July until November. The berries are fairly large, with a regular conical shape and a bright red, attractive appearance. They are firm and juicy, with a fresh flavour, a good aroma and red flesh. The fruit is used for fresh consumption.

Diseases and damage

Ostara is susceptible to the following diseases:


  • fairly susceptible to botrytis (Botrytis cinerea)

  • fairly susceptible to verticillium wilt (Verticilium dahliae)

  • fairly susceptible to red stele root rot (Phytophthora fragariae)

  • reasonable resistance to mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis)

  • reasonable resistance to root rot (Phytophthora cactorum)

  • susceptible to viruses