The Marshall strawberry is known for it's "exceptional" taste and had been described as "the finest eating strawberry" in America. It's a midseason variety with relatively large leaves and large, deep red, juicy fruit with soft flesh. Yum!
These plants were produced from runners last year. The berries and flowers were removed this year so that the plant can put its energy into producing a strong root system. Plant these in the garden this year and enjoy the lucious strawberries next June.
Save the Marshall
The Marshall Strawberry is currently being maintained at the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon, and by very few private growers.
Renewing America's Food Traditions, a coalition of sustainable agriculture organizations, listed the Marshall strawberry as one of "700 plant and animal foods at risk of extinction"
Note: You can propoagate more plants from the plethora of runners each plant will produce this summer.