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32 pages of practical advice.
- SELECTING YOUR BEST BERRIES
- HOW TO PLANT
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From planting to picking, everything you need to know to grow your own fresh fruits and nuts.
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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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Everbearing plants yield fruit several times in the growing season, usually at the beginning and at the end of the season and depend on shorter day length to set fruit buds.
Day Neutral varieties promise an ongoing crop throughout the summer months, regardless of day length as long as temperatures stay below 85 degrees. Since the care of Everbearers and Day Neutrals is essentially the same, they are often lumped together and sold under the same heading.
This type of strawberry is grown differently than June Bearers. You can harvest a crop in the first year of planting. Multiple harvests are exhausting on plants. Day Neutral and Everbearing varieties will need to be replaced at least every 2 years. Many growers treat these varieties as annuals and remove the planting after frost and replant every year.
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 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 form. This produces larger single plants for higher yields. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR BED TO BECOME OVERPOPULATED.
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.
Plan on planting when the 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 the 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.
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.
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 tends 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.
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.
"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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