Starting around April 21st, we have been harvesting approximately two quarts of strawberries a day. Here is a bowl of one day's harvest. We have just been getting a ton of them in. They are so plentiful that we really need to harvest once a day or risk losing more to pests. We lose about 30 percent of the harvest to birds and bugs. Even with that loss, we still have as much as we need and more.
Here are the ripening times that we had this year:
Eversweet April 11th
Seascape April 14th
Ozark Beauty April 20th
Quinault May 1st
Tristar May 1st
Ogallala May 5th
If you are thinking about planting everbearing strawberries in Dallas, I strongly encourage you to look at Seascape and Ogallala. Seascape is incredibly productive with huge berries and great taste. Ogallala has the best taste in my opinion of all of these varieties and also produces large berries. Given that Ogallala starts ripening two or more weeks after Seascape begins, you get a nice large, continuous crop in April and May.