[NAFEX] Strawberries, First season

Doreen Howard doreenh at ticon.net
Sun Jun 1 20:15:30 EDT 2003

I planted Ozark Beauty and Tristar in the early spring of 2000, and they
flowered and bore fruit by mid-summer.  The same strawberry patch is in its
third season, and the plants are healthy and productive.  The 4 by 25-foot
plot is a virtual carpet of green and berries as I write.  So....Dylan,
enjoy those berries!  Do mulch the patch well for winter if you are in Zone
5 and lower, and do apply a 1/2-inch of compost every spring just as green
growth starts.
Doreen Howard
Wisconsin--Zone 4b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dylan Ford" <dford at suffolk.lib.ny.us>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 5:47 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Strawberries, First season

> Daer Folks,   I planted some strawberries this Spring, four varieties, and
> not all that long ago. Almost all of the plants are presenting blossoms,
> I don't recall that happening in the past from first year plants. Is this
> typical? For the longterm health of the plants should one prevent them
> fruiting the first season? Thanks.   dylan

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