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Tristar Strawberry

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75 $37.50
100 $46.75
250 $65.00
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Tristar will produce a handful of berries at a time for your cereal or smoothies all season long. Also works very well for strawberry pots, container gardens and hanging baskets. 

(EB18 x MdU4258). 
Zone Map Best In Zones 4 - 8

Don't Forget Your Accessories

Booklet-Grow the Best Strawberries

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32 pages of practical advice.
Topics Include

  • SELECTING YOUR BEST BERRIES 
  • HOW TO PLANT 
  • FERTILIZING 
  • HARVESTING 
  • AND MORE
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CORONA GT-3060 HOE/CULTIVATOR

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  • Strong, lightweight steel handle adjusts from 18" to 32" for extra reach 
  • Head is fully heat- treated for enhanced durability 
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Fertilizer - Strawberry - 4# bag

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Based on our experience this is just the right formula for strawberries. 
12-12-12 See More Details

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Fruit Gardener's Bible

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From planting to picking, everything you need to know to grow your own fresh fruits and nuts.
Learn how to create edible landscapes with blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries and See More Details

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Growing Strawberries in Wisconsin

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This publication by B.R. Smith, D.L. Mahr, P.S. McManus, and T.R. Roper describes how to plant, tend and harvest strawberries for bountiful production.See More Details

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Hoe - DeWit Dutch Diamond Push/Pull Hoe

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* Features 4 very sharp forged edges

*Designed to push and pull while cutting weeds just below the surface
*Handle made of European ash 
*No chopping 
Dimensions: Head: 2"L x 8" W  Total: 60"L   Weight: 3.5 Lbs 
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Hoe - DeWit Dutch half Moon Hoe

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*Our halfmoon pull hoe is an old, traditional Dutch hoe

*Designed for cutting weeds and cultivating just below the surface
*The very sharp forged edges make it possible to easily pull weeds at the soil surface
Dimensions:
Head: 2"L x 6.25" W   Total: 72" L    Weight: 3.5 lbs
                 
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Pyramid Space Saver Garden

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6' Diameter
Includes 50 Everbearing Strawberry Plants
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Description:

A great way to minimize transplant shock and give your new plants a head start.
Available in 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz or 16 oz quantities.See More Details

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1 $1.95
4 $3.50
8 $6.40
16 $10.00
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Strawberry Production Guide

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This guide is intended as a comprehensive resource for both novice and experienced strawberry growers in northeastern North America. It provides information on all aspects of strawberry culture for the Midwestern and northeastern United States and eastern CanadaSee More Details

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The Backyard Berry Book

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A hands-on guide to growing berries, brambles, and vine fruit in the home garden, by Stella Otto. Other chapters include: Strawberries, Rhubarb, Blueberries, Lingonberries, Currant and Gooseberries, Grapes, and Kiwifruit. Excellent resource for the backyard gardener.See More Details

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Video Instructions

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Strawberry Runners
Don't let your strawberry patch become overgrown.
Mulching Strawberries
Mulching Strawberries
Checking for Winter Damage
Planting Strawberries
Frost Damage
Why Buy From Indiana Berry
Everbearers
These varieties bear two crops during the year at the beginning of the season (same as June bearing) and then late season towards late summer/fall. The combined harvest is almost equal in quantity to the single harvest of June bearers. Overall berry size tends to be somewhat smaller, and generally is not as high in quality. 

Selecting a planting site
Strawberries can be grown in most soil types; however a good well drained loam soil will consistently produce a better crop. Select an area that will receive full sun most of the day. Avoid shaded areas and any place where water will stand after a rain as standing water can greatly increase the chances for disease. Also avoid areas prone to spring frost. Do not grow strawberries for five or more consecutive years on the same site without some type of crop rotation. Do not plant strawberries in areas where tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant have been grown within the past four years. These vegetables carry the root rot fungus Verticillium, which also attacks strawberries. In addition, do not plant strawberries into recently plowed grass areas which can lead to devastating weed problems and damage by white grubs, Don't plants on land where persistent weeds are abundant a common turf pest that deeds on strawberry roots. 
Cultivate the soil several times 2 weeks prior to planting to eliminate weeds. Each time you do this you will eliminate many freshly germinated weeds. Plant too deep will smother and die; plants too high will dry out. 
 
Planting 
It is best to plant strawberries as early in the spring as the soil is workable. Cold temperatures are unlikely to damage dormant plants. Typical time of planting times are from February to early April in the south, March and April in the northern states. If you order plants by mail and received in before you were ready or weather conditions are not ideal, as long as you set the box on a cool dark place such as basement or garage they should be okay for 7-10 days. Plants will keep up to 4 weeks if kept at 35 degrees. Surface mold may appear but this will not harm the plants. Check moisture levels of the roots frequently. If the roots are dry, you will need to mist them but be careful not to over water them, as this can lead to mold problems. 
Plan on planting when weather is cloudy and cool to prevent roots from drying out. Remove most of the old leaves from each plant. Everbearing strawberries should be planted 6" in between each plant. Use a trowel to make a hole by pressing it back and tipping to both sides. Spread the roots carefully and firm the soil around the roots. Set the plants at the correct depth. Do not trim roots and do not bend roots to fit into the hole. The base of the crown should be at the level of the soil surface. Plants too deep will smother and die; plants too high will dry out. 
Spread the roots and carefully firm the soil around the roots leaving no air pockets. If soil is dry, pour a pint of water around each plant. DO NOT FERTILIZE AT TIME OF PLANTING. You should see new green growth in 7-10 days. 
 
Everbearers and Day Neutral should be planted 6" in between each plant. 

[Planting Illustration]
Proper planting method (A) and improper methods (B, C, D) for strawberry planting. At B the crown is too deep, at C the crown is too high and at D the roots are bend and remain near the surface. The time taken to get the roots all covered is critical. Plants will not live with roots exposed. 
Planting Illustration
The first year, remove all the blossoms that appear during the first 2-6 weeks of growth. This allows the plants to become better established before trying to produce fruit. After removal of the first blossoms, put straw mulch around the plants to provide a bed for the fruit to lie on. Allow flowers to remain on the plants as soon as the plants seem well established. Fruit will follow approximately 30 days after blossom. 
Since plants have already been planted 6" apart you should remove the runners that from. This produces larger single plants for higher yields. Do not allow your bed to become overpopulated. 
The second year Day-Neutrals and Everbearers will produce a spring crop simultaneously with June bearers. This fruit tend to not be as large or flavorful as June Bearers which is why many growers do not keep plants more than one season. The accumulation of weeds and pests is large enough by the end of the second season year that is not economical to carry plants over for a third year. 
Day-Neutral and Everbearers fruit during the hottest time of the year so many growers use overhead irrigation to cool plants. Day-Neutral and Everbearers may runner prolifically and produce no flowers if temperatures are too high for too long. 

Renovate 
Do not renovate your Everbearers or Day Neutral strawberry patch. 

 
Fertilize 
DO NOT FERTILIZE AT THE TIME OF PLANTING
Fertilize after the second harvest. Do not over fertilize in an attempt to get larger berries. Over-fertilization results in excessive leaf growth and poor flowering. Do not fertilize late in the season as this will promote new growth that will be damaged by frost. 
 
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Sam's Tips:

"The biggest weed in many strawberry field is the strawberry plant itself. Overcrowding of fruiting beds is often a serious problem. It will decrease berry size, increase disease problems, and make picking more difficult. I recommend narrow fruiting rows (beds) 10-16 inches wide, and plants should be no closer to each other than 6 inches in any direction. Most of your big high quality fruit will come from the outside 4 inches of your bed."

"Heavier straw mulch can protect your strawberry plants! A heavier than normally recommended fall application of straw mulch can protect your strawberries in the harshest winters. It will trap more snow to create insulation and makes a great weed control if pulled away from the top of the plant in the spring and completely covering the row middle. The think straw mulch may reduce or eliminate the need for herbicides."

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