Growing Strawberry Plants

Fragaria : Rosaceae / the rose family

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

(Best months for growing Strawberry Plants in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

  • P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

September: Protect from frost

  • Easy to grow. Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 20°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 30 - 100 cm 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

03 Oct 23, Anonymous (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Try late October. They should have 6-8+ leaves. Protect them from the sun the first week or two.
05 Oct 23, Gayle (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Thank you! I'll do that.
30 Aug 23, Laura Geisel (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I have ever earring plants, which are new this year. How do I care for them in the fall/winter? And when will they start producing again next year? Thx
13 Jul 23, Ellen (USA - Zone 8b climate)
After plants have made fruit, how to I care for them in the hottest time of the year (July & August)? Then how to I care for them during winter?
13 Jul 23, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
After the fruiting period, it's best to trim off any old yellow leaves and remove any mouldy fruit that may still be attached. This helps maintain plant health. Over winter applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant provides insulation, helping to regulate soil temperature and retain moisture.
05 Jun 23, Murray Dillner - (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, I livein a cold climate during the winter, how do I look after strawberry plants when they stop flowing. They have heaps of runners. Do I cut them off and store in a container out of the cold? Should I cover them and keep the frost off them and leave in the ground? Novice grower of strawberries Thanks Murray Lake Tarawera Rotorua
07 Jun 23, (Australia - temperate climate)
If you spot any dead or dying leaves on your strawberry plants, go ahead and pluck them off. This will make way for new leaves to sprout up. When it comes to runners it depends on how old the plant is. During the initial couple of years, it's a good idea to snip off the runners as soon as they pop up. This way, the plant can channel its energy into producing more fruit. However, once the third year rolls around, you can start utilizing some of those runners to create new plants through propagation. If you're worried about frost, you can try mulching them. Or, if you prefer, use a row cover, burlap, or even plastic to cover and protect them.
18 May 23, Mari (USA - Zone 9b climate)
How best to get rid of worms in my strawberry plants?
19 May 23, (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Pick them out.
18 May 23, Mari (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Which strawberry plants will grow best in zone 9B California?
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