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Questions tagged [strawberries]

Strawberries are a hybrid species (Fragaria × ananassa) in the rose family that are grown for their red, edible fruit.

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Why are the ends of my strawberries not formed properly?

My strawberries have just started fruiting and they have turned red quite nicely, except that the ends seem to be this brown/black colour which hasn't gone away. They are growing in a home-made ...
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What are these small, round, red berries covered with bumps, on low-growing plants in Upstate New York?

I found these bumpy red berries on low-growing plants growing wild in my lawn. They look kind of like wild strawberries, but they are rounder with more pronounced bumps. Do you have any ideas as to ...
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Shade Tolerant Strawberry Varieties?

I would like to plant strawberries at the East end of my house in an existing bed. (I live in zone 5b) I've been trying to find an ever bearing variety that will do ok in partial shade but so far ...
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Do I need to cover freshly planted strawberries to protect against frost when it is snowing?

I planted strawberries in a small raised bed this weekend, it is now snowing. Do I need to cover my strawberries to protect them from frost or will the snow provide that protection?
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How do I figure out what pest is eating my strawberries?

What is eating my strawberries? Every other morning I come to my patch and see the ripening berries are getting eaten ( see photo attached). I have added a net over the top to try and deter birds. I ...
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Can you plant a strawberry from fruit?

I have an alpine strawberry plant which produces fruit (and no runners). How can I make a second plant from this one? Can I remove the seeds from a fruit and plant them?
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How to get my strawberry to grow runners?

I have a year and a half old mini-strawberry (the small-fruit kind) plant. I have heard a lot about strawberries growing runners, but mine never did. Is there something I should do to "coax" it to ...
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What is this green “fluff” in my strawberry patch?

I have this small green "patch" growing next to my strawberry (the "small fruit" type). It looks like it has tiny leaves and small fluff, and is still embedded into the soil, but it's slowly growing ...
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How to keep a detached strawberry runner alive

I acquired a strawberry runner seperated from the main plant. By the time I got home it looked quite withered and dying. Since I couldn't plant it right away, I put it in a glass of water overnight. ...
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Growing Strawberries in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia (Winter season)

I sowed strawberry seeds and they germinated just now after the passage of a long heavy rainstorm. I am living in Al Khubar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia which is a desert region. It is currently ...
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Brown leaves on strawberries

We did not mulch our strawberries this winter and we have brown leaves on some of the plants. Do we take the brown leaves off?
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Red Berry ID Assistance

This berry has shot up in our strawberry patch - not sure what it is Anyone have any ideas Cheers Chris
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Can I accelerate the ripening of strawberries?

It's Xmas Eve and the only strawberries in the shops were not quite ripe. I've got guests tomorrow at lunch and I've got to ripen these overnight! Strawberries are classically considered non-...
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Can I grow strawberries in Lagos Nigeria?

I just bought these strawberry seeds from aliexpress. And while I am awaiting their arrival, I thought it would be good to find out if strawberries can grow on any soil. Though I've not heard anyone ...
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Difference in supplementary lighting between greens and strawberries?

I read that for greens like salad you can provide supplementary light hours (during night time) in order to increase the growing speed. Some species even tolerate continuous lighting. Is the same ...
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Is it a bad idea to pin every branch of a strawberry plant to the ground?

The summer is half over. I'm looking to grow strawberries next year. Would it be a bad idea to "staple" the strawberry plants for the rest of this season into the soil (to discourage strawberries from ...
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Has anyone seen this kind of eggs in their kale and strawberry?

I guess these are eggs of some pest which is infecting the kale and strawberry plants in our garden. Has anyone seen something similar to this? If yes, what did you do to get rid of them without any ...
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Does anyone know what nutrient is lacking in these strawberries?

We bought 2 varieties of strawberries: Everbearing and June bearing. The pictures below show the ones that were produced by the two ever bearing plants. As you can see the fruits are not getting big ...
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What's the best ways to keep strawberries off the ground?

I received some free strawberries from an order, and was wondering what the best way to keep strawberries off the ground is.
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Is there a strawberry that grows as a bush?

I've heard that strawberries will vine out, but will any breeds grow as a bush so that I don't need to put out lines to keep the berries off the ground?
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Are these strawberries drying up?

Do these pictures of the strawberries look okay or are they drying up?
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What are these coatings on strawberry stems?

My strawberry plants have some kind of coating on their stems. It looks like dirt, but I've removed it several times and it keeps coming back. It also follows the stem. It doesn't seem to harm the ...
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What to do with strawberry plants planted in a soil with lot of nitrogen in it?

When I planted my strawberry plants which I bought from Walmart into a 2.5' (Length) x 2.5' (Width) x 10" (Depth) cedar planter, I filled ~5" with top soil and then layered about an inch of steer ...
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Can I add soil to strawberries, creating a raised bed?

I'm moving into a new house that has a good sized strawberry patch on one of the corners of the lawn. I want to build a large raised bed for it and help it spread out more. If I build the border of ...
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Is there an organic way to remove wild strawberries from a lawn?

We have a variety of areas in our lawn where the wild strawberries are consistently killing our grass. Is there an organic way to control these? We have been fairly successful at tackling other weeds (...
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What's the best way to care for and feed my strawberry plants?

Now that strawberry season is upon us, I wanted to be proactive to maximize the output of my 7-8 small strawberry plants. I have had these plants for 4 years now and the results have been mixed in ...
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What causes very small black solid spots on strawberry leaves?

I found these little black solid spots on the back on my strawberry leaves. They look like seeds but they are very soft. What causes them, and should I do anything to treat them?
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How to make strawberries bear fruits?

I have a hundred potted strawberries and some on plots. I've taken care for more than six months and they haven't borne flowers. They just kept growing some runners, and I have a hard time preparing ...
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Why would we cut off leaves of strawberry plants once the harvest is done?

Each year since I'm following Gardener's World (a BBC show for gardeners), Monty Don cuts off the leaves of his early strawberry plants once the harvest is done (in June or July). Last year I did it ...
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Breaking up soil in a bed which grew strawberries

A bed of strawberries has been harvested and the bushes have been cut back to ground level. I'm thinking about breaking up approx. the top 10-15 cm of soil (with a spade), because it's very dry and ...
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How many strawberry plants can you plant in a 10" hanging basket?

I have a couple of extra plastic 10" hanging baskets and soil and I'd like to plant some more strawberries. Likely some sort of everbearing variety like Evie that I'll get as bare root plants. How ...
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Can strawberries be grown year-round indoors?

Are there particular varieties that are best suited for indoor growing? Will the plant die after producing fruit after x amount of harvests? Are particular lighting schedules required to produce ...
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How do I grow strawberries from seed?

I'm thinking about saving my own strawberry seeds. I have some questions about the ideal conditions for optimal germination: What soil/mix is best? How deep should they be planted? What is the best ...
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How can I save seeds from strawberries?

I'm interested in knowing how to save the seeds of the common strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa. At which point in the ripening of the fruit are strawberry seeds ready to be harvested, and how are they ...
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Why are my indoor strawberry's leaves turning brown?

There is a problem with my strawberry, see the photos It's been growing in this container for about four months. It grows indoors. I have fed it recently, after that the leaves started to turn brown. ...
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If I plant strawberry plants in the fall, would I still need to pinch the flowers for the first year?

For strawberry plants, I know you're supposed to take the flowers off of them for the first year (pinch them) so that they focus on developing the plants rather than the fruits. Then the fruits ...
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Why are strawberries cooled before planting, and what is a term for this procedure?

I've heard that it's a practice to cool strawberry plants to a low temperature (~2 °C/~35 °F) for some time before planting them. Supposedly this results in an increased growth tempo of the plants in ...
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After picking strawberries, how should I prune the fruiting stems?

I have Seascape Strawberry plants. They are day-neutral. Some squirrels and I have eaten the strawberries. What should I do with the stems that have been eaten from? Should they be cut away or will ...
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What should I do to make my strawberry a perennial?

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/care-tristar-strawberries-45860.html says that Strawberries grow as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9, depending on the ...
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How should I propagate day neutral strawberries which don't develop runners?

I just planted a Seascape Strawberry plant, which is day-neutral. According to Home Guides, day-neutral strawberries do not produce runners. Developed at the University of California, Seascape ...
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Do strawberry runners start from age zero?

They say that strawberry plants don't produce good fruit as they become a few years old. Let's say a 5 year old strawberry plant starts a new plant via a runner. Does this runner have its biological ...
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Control greenfly on strawberries [duplicate]

How can I get rid of greenfly on strawberries? I've used Rose Clear successfully on my roses but I don't really want to spray chemicals on something I want to eat.
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Will indoor-grown strawberries flower multiple times, if grown all year long?

My parents have a great garden that they started a few years ago with a bed of strawberries and a few other things. My dad built a box to keep out rabbits, but soon enough the strawberries had ...
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My first strawberries of the season are not very flavorful

I have a strawberry patch that I've left go for the past few years. It's gotten rather wild in the back garden as I've had little time to really devote to gardening lately. I went out to the patch ...
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How to protect strawberries from “predators”

I'm starting to prepare my gardening year and I'm wondering what the most efficient and organic way is to protect strawberries from birds and slugs. I'm not at all against sharing a part of my fruit ...
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Understanding the flowering of strawberries

When I moved into my house last year I found a bed of (unmaintained) strawberries which despite that were fruiting quite well. This spring I cleaned up and dug out all of them and removed weeds. Then ...
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When is the best time of year to transplant established strawberries?

I've got a 4 foot by 8 foot bed of Mara des Bois strawberries that's been growing for about 4 years now. Due to excessive heat the last two years about half the plants have died. I would like to dig ...
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Alpine strawberries growing conditions

I remember eating the most flavourful and fragrant alpine strawberries in Germany a few years ago, and I'd like to try growing them in my garden in South Africa. The climate is obviously quite ...
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Strawberries from seed. Apparently growth stopped. is it fine?

I planted strawberry seeds on coconut seed starters. The seedlings did come, and I got two nice set of round leaves (the cotyledons I guess) for each seed followed by a new pair of nice, real leaves. ...
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Are large strawberries supposed to be fan-shaped?

My new Gurney's Whopper strawberries are growing large as advertised, but are an odd fan shape. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? I have here a picture of Gurney's Whopper strawberries ...