This is a University of Maryland variety that has proven to be one of the most productive varieties for the East and Midwest. It is considered to be the new standard for everbearing varieties. Fruit is larger than ‘Heritage’, more productive and the taste is very flavorful. ‘Caroline’ is vigorous and more tolerant of root rot and yellow rust than ‘Heritage’. Fruits earlier than ‘Heritage’. Leaf coverage reduces sunscald on berry.