We searched for Fragaria x ananassa ‘Fairfax’ for years. It was no longer available anywhere. A few years ago we found it at the USDA-ARS Germplasm Facility in Corvallis, OR. Our friend Mr. Strawberry wrote an article about this and about the variety. Please visit this page by clicking here.
We can’t say enough about the flavor of this variety. We specialize in gourmet strawberries that have exquisite flavor and aroma. The hybrid variety that comes closest to this legendary flavor is Fairfax. We are reintroducing it to home gardeners. We will have a very limited supply this year but hope to significantly increase production in the future. Order a few when they are available and get started. I believe that you will find as I have that hybrid strawberries can taste good.
Here’s a short video we did recently mainly about our propagtion method for rooting runners, especially for varieties where limited numbers of plants are available initially. It features Fairfax.