Growing Strawberries (from seeds)

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S S   P P            

(Best months for growing Strawberries (from seeds) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Start inside in pots or trays after chilling seeds.. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 1 years. Seedlings need to grow for about a year before fruiting. Remove first flowers. .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Better in a bed on their own to allow good sun and air circulation
  • Avoid growing close to: If you are using rotation beds then avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

29 May 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I thought I would let you know that I was referring to plants, not seeds. Seeds of the main varieties is not normally availanle and can take some weeks to germinate and a whole season to bear fruit.
12 Apr 17, elliott zimba (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
where can I find strawberry seeds in Gauteng
15 Apr 17, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try Seeds for Africa at seedsforafrica.co.za . They list strawberry seeds.
26 Oct 16, noeleriksson (Australia - temperate climate)
how do iraise strawberry seeds and how long will ii t be before i will be expecting fruit to bear
17 Jun 17, Maurice (Australia - temperate climate)
It depends on the variety. Alpine strawberries will take about 5 months from seed to fruit, most 'garden' strawberries will take a year or two, other varieties can take a bit longer or a bit shorter depending on the genetics. Don't EVER buy strawberry seed from ebay and you should be fine.
06 Aug 18, Craig (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I bought strawberry seeds from eBay, why do you say to not buy them from eBay? Cheers.
06 Aug 18, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Because the seeds on offer might be coming from overseas without being checked for diseases
17 Oct 16, Adenike IHIASO (Australia - temperate climate)
I am in Lagos, Nigeria. Want to know if the weather in my state is suitable for planting strawberry. And how can I get a suitable seed to buy.
25 Aug 16, carole dorryhee (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy strawberry seeds thank you
27 Aug 16, Geoff (Australia - temperate climate)
I sell two varieties of strawberry seed imported from Italy. A standard variety and a small wild strawberry. See theitaliangardener.com.au
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I am in Lagos, Nigeria. Want to know if the weather in my state is suitable for planting strawberry. And how can I get a suitable seed to buy.

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