Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Some things to know about Strawberries

  1. There are three main kinds of strawberries: June-bearing, ever-bearing, and day-neutral. June-bearing produce one large crop in early summer, ever-bearing strawberries produce three crops (one in spring, one in summer, and one in fall), while day-neutral strawberries produce fruit throughout the growing season, with the biggest crops in mid to late summer.
  2. June bearing strawberries are usually better suited to the warmer climates, while ever-bearing and day-neautral strawberries do well in cooler climates.
  3. Alpine strawberries are the only sort that are worth trying to grow from seed. They’re day-neutral and produce tiny, sweet, delicious strawberries.
  4. You can treat strawberries as an annual and replace them every year, or as a short lived perennial (they usually will only produce reliable crops for about three years).

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