Can strawberries be grown year round?

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  1. Judith

    Judith Well-Known Member

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    In a greenhouse? Just curious if it has been done
     
  2. EDDIE BUCK

    EDDIE BUCK Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well, not sure how to answer. I grow strawberries year round in a raised bed not in a greenhouse. I think you are asking can you have ripe berries year round in a greenhouse. My guess is if you keep plants refrigerated and keep planting through the year, yes but using the same plants to keep berries ripening all through the year, I don't think so. Im sure someone on the forum does know if they would be so kind to pass that info along. Eddie
     

  3. Meg Z

    Meg Z winding down

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    Are you going to hand pollinate? Or are pollinators active year-round where you are?
     
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    EDDIE BUCK Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know that a greenhouse a few miles from me has strawberries and they use carpenter bees but wether they have ripe strawberries year round I don't know. All I know is they always have earliest strawberries around. Next time Im headed that way I will stop and ask. Eddie
     
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    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    i imagine you could if you choose an everbearing variety and keep the temps and lighting appropriate.
     
  6. woodsy_gardener

    woodsy_gardener Anchorite Gardener

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    Older everbearers like Ozark Beauty and Ogallala bear two crops, early summer and fall. Newer varieties like Tristar and Tribute are day neutral and will set fruit continuously. I grow and recommend day neutral Sarian F1 grown from seed, available from Pinetree. I'd give a link but they are offline. They are a great seed company; hope this is just temporary.
     
  7. mommagoose_99

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    I grew everbearing strawberries called Tribute and tristar. They make fruit from July until hard frost outdoors. The problem with strawberries is they need a cooling period in order to bear fruit. I should think it would work to keep the plants in a cooler and set them out at intervals to bear fruit.
    Sounds like a fun project.
    Linda