I will be very disappointed if I don't get some strawberries planted at our house because it will be difficult to get to the other locations with the hectic schedule of work and sports we have. I do miss two years ago when we were getting 7 clamshells full of strawberries a day for a month.
The strawberries we ordered were the Honeyoe variety. We came to this because my grandfather in-law has grown these in the past and been happy with them. The Chandler variety everyone recommends was somewhat disappointing two years ago. I believe the excessive rain affected the flavor of these and made some soggy.
For the blackberries I got the Prime Ark Liberty plants which is the first thornless primocane variety per what I have read online. I am excited about trying a primocane variety which gives you a summer and fall crop. I am assuming this will be like the raspberries I have. In various You Tube videos I have seen there have been people recommending the thorny primocane blackberries over the thornless varieties. I think this could be the best of both worlds. There was a premium for these versus the traditional thornless, but I thought it was a good enough deal for 10 of these. Hopefully next year we will be back to our 2013 levels of blackberries or better.
I bought all the strawberries and blackberries from Simmons Plant Farm in Arkansas. www.simmonsplantfarm.com is the website. I highly recommend them for all your plant needs. If you are ordering strawberries by quantities larger than what is on the website you might want to ask to see if there are discounts.
Everything has started to bud out and things are getting beautiful around the garden. The family also got me two Fall Gold Raspberry plants for my birthday which I planted. I am looking forward to seeing the difference between the Anne Raspberries and the Fall Gold Raspberries.