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Strawberries

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  • 1. Introduction to Horticulture Plant: Strawberry Term: Achenes
  • 2. Strawberry Fragaria <ul><li>Full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Well drained, sandy loam with a pH from 5.8 to 6.2 is ideal </li></ul><ul><li>Don't plant where tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant have been grown recently (Verticillium Rot) </li></ul><ul><li>Plant in the spring as soon as the soil is dry enough to be worked, or in late fall </li></ul><ul><li>Mulch to keep weeds from competing with your strawberry plants </li></ul>
  • 3. ACHENE: <ul><li>This is a small, dry, hard, one-celled, one-seeded fruit that stays closed at maturity </li></ul>
  • 4. Growing Strawberries <ul><li>Two kinds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June bearing – large fruit in June </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everbearing – small fruit all summer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plants last for ~ 3 years but production peaks in the second year. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be planted spring or fall, but if spring planted, don’t let them set fruit the first year </li></ul>
  • 5. Strawberries <ul><li>Best grown with a straw mulch </li></ul><ul><li>Black plastic is okay but heats the soil too hot in the south. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove runners to force plant energy into making fruit, not new plants </li></ul>

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