They are one of the most productive plants when what is produced from the weight of the plant is considered. The leaves are compound, typically with three leaflets, and usually hairy. The flowers, generally white, rarely reddish, are borne in small clusters on slender stalks.
Botanically, the bright colored strawberry fruit is considered an accessory fruit and is not a true berry. Strawberries begin to ripen four to five weeks after the first flowers open and continue to ripen for about three weeks. Propagation is possible by runners.
|Common Name ||Strawberry, garden strawberry|
|Height ||Up to 12 inches|
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Bloom Time ||Late summer and early fall|
|Difficulty Level ||Medium|
Planting and care
- Clear away dead foliage as this can be susceptible to pests and diseases over winter
Strawberry plants need to be left outside for the autumn and winter as they require a chill period to initiate flowering
Feed your plants with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks until flowering begins, at which point you should switch to a high-potash liquid fertilizer for the best fruiting
Nitrogen fertilizer is needed at the beginning of every planting year
- Strawberries are best planted in the spring or autumn
- Sow seeds thinly in March or April in a fine soil-less mix
- Simply press the seeds into a moist medium in the starter trays
- Keep moist until plants emerge in 2-3 weeks
|Sunlight ||Full sun. It can tolerate partial sun for some time.|
|Soil ||Fertile, free-draining soil|
|Temperature ||14 to 26 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure|
|Harvest Season ||October to November and April to May|
Strawberry special feature
- It contains high anti-oxidant content
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do strawberry grow?
On average strawberry grows Up to 12 inches
What color are strawberry ?
A strawberry plant bears flowers of color White
How hard is strawberry to grow?
How much sunlight does a strawberry need?
A strawberry prefers Full sun. It can tolerate partial sun for some time.
How much water does a strawberry need?
A strawberry prefers watering Moderate
What kind of soil does a strawberry need?
Fertile, free-draining soil
What temperature does a strawberry like?
How should I fertilize my strawberry ?
Organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure
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