Guide to Growing Strawberries: Varieties and Propagation, Planting, Caring, Harvesting and Preserving

| 1/6/2021 10:07:00 AM

The charming flowers push their way to the sun through the leaves and are soon followed by mouthwatering berries. Photo by Bettina Böhme on Pixabay

Strawberries are very easy to grow in almost all climates and soils, and probably are an ideal plant for gardeners and small farmers across the United States. Strawberries fruit year after year and can be harvested all the way from midsummer through to the first frosts. They are very convenient for a small place in the garden, because they take up very little space, and only a couple of strawberry plants can provide you with plenty of fresh strawberries to the table.

Strawberries grow very quickly under the right conditions, and despite their small size, a several plants can produce hundreds of delicate berries. This combination of fruit speed and volume makes it perfect for making cakes, pies, ice cream, and for preparing jam, jelly, and juice.

Strawberry deserts have a delicate aroma of flowers and a delicate aroma of strawberry, a very pleasant aroma, and great taste. And however, growing strawberries is not hard. In fact, with proper planting and care, nearly anyone can become a successful strawberry gardener.

Choosing the Right Variety

There are three main strawberry types: June-bearing, everbearing, and day-neutral. Some people think that everbearing and day-neutral types are the same, but they are actually different. In short, June-bearing strawberries have the largest fruit but only produce one big harvest over a week or two. Everbearing strawberries yield larger early harvests, lower late harvests, and several berries in between, while day-neutrals strawberries yield throughout the growing season. Everbearing and day-neutrals typically yield less and smaller berries overall than June-bearing strawberry varieties.

1/7/2021 2:25:19 PM

Michael, This is just the article that I have been looking for. I so want to plant strawberries this spring. Everything that I need to know has been included in this article. Thank You so much for taking the time to write such an informative article. I now know that I can be successful at growing strawberries. ***** have a great Oklahoma day in the strawberry patch. ****** Nebraska Dave

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