Growing Strawberry Plants

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

(Best months for growing Strawberry Plants in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Easy to grow. Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 11 weeks. Strawberries bruise easily when ripe, handle carefully. Pick with a small piece of stem attached..
  • 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, avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

29 Mar 21, (USA - Zone 3b climate)
Check with nurseries, commercial growers in your area or do some searching on the internet.
24 Feb 21, Vicki (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Looking for the best strawberries to grow in Virginia zone 7b.
26 Feb 21, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Research varieties in your area.
10 Jan 21, Jeanine Eastham (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I am looking for the Best varieties for Claremont CA. 10b. I just south of the 210 Frwy, and almost as far West as La Verne where it can be very hot in summer, but is about 8 degrees cooler on average than at the Clarmont Civic Center.
13 Feb 21, SarahM (USA - Zone 10b climate)
in 10b too. I look for everbearing [like Albion}. Make sure they get water, food, and maybe afternoon shade in summer [late May -Sept].
12 Jan 21, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Look for internet sites that sell crowns, ring them if you like and ask.
26 Dec 20, Richard levada (USA - Zone 10a climate)
My zone is10A (Fort Myers, FL) and for planting they recommend from Dec to Mar. Gurneys will only send out strawberry root plants in the spring (March). How can I store these plants until December? or what would you recommend?
30 Dec 20, (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Go back to strawberry page and set your climate zone to 10a. Plant April/May and Sept/Oct.
06 Dec 20, Stev (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I live in zone 9 a. Which plants can tolerate the heat and cold?
07 Dec 20, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9a climate)
You have an April/May and Sept/Oct planting time. Check around your area for what varieties grow in your zone/area. Google about varieties.
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