[NAFEX] Strawberry plant storeage

Luffman, Margie luffmanm at AGR.GC.CA
Mon Oct 25 11:08:13 EDT 2004


I would recommend digging them up soon, once they are dormant. Clean them well, remove all soil, trim excess foliage but do not damage the crown. A fungicide treatment of some kind is highly recommended as this helps prevent mildew or other problems during storage. We usually treat the plants prior to digging but you could also dip them once they are dug.

Bundle in groups of 5 or so. Place the bundles in plastic bags and store at about 41 degrees F (5 degrees C). This is fairly close to a normal refrigerator. Check them once in a while and they should be fine until spring planting.

Margie

Margie Luffman 
Curator/Conservatrice
Canadian Clonal Genebank/Banque canadienne de Clones
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Rondi Anderson
Sent: October 25, 2004 9:22 AM
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [NAFEX] Strawberry plant storeage

Hey,

We're getting a new septic system put in and it has to go in where my 
berry patch is. I'd like to save many of the plants to up in later. 
There will be a wait possibly even until spring. Any recommendation?

I seem to recall the bunches I've gotten when I ordered them were clean 
rooted bunches except for sand. And then I imagined they are kept in 
cold storage. Temp?

Any help would be appreciated.

Rondi

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