Strawberries

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by PLPP, May 17, 2006.

  1. PLPP

    PLPP Boer Lover

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    Will I get strawberries my first year?
     
  2. backwoods

    backwoods Well-Known Member

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    No.You may pick a few but you will not get a full crop until the following year after planting.

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  3. Tabitha

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    I always was taught to pick off the blossoms of first year plants to make sure the plants will be strong and vigorous. Letting them set fruit the first year was supposed to weaken them.
    Tabitha
     
  4. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I agree with Tabitha. First year it's best to pinch off the blooms so your strawberry plants can put all their energy into growing. Next year you'll be rewarded with more strawberries from big healthy plants!
     
  5. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    if you plant everbearing you may get a fall crop the first year but should pick the blossoms into the summer.