Strawberries are often the heralds of summer! It is one of the first fruits to ripen and grace our tables. Fresh, homegrown strawberries are always sweet, juicy surprises and finding the first one of the season is like winning the lottery! You can grow your own strawberry plants at home with ease.
Northwest Berry Patch offers many different types of strawberry plants including several delicious varieties of June bearers and Everbearers. We recommend planting some of each for a delightful harvest each year.
June bearers generally produce a single large crop in spring to early summer and are prolific producers for 3 to 4 weeks. Everbearers are most productive in northern areas where summer brings extended daylight hours. Everbearers are not as prolific as June bearers but are especially suitable for growers who wish to harvest a constant supply of berries throughout the summer.
Click on the links below to learn more about each type and to choose your favorite to order online today! Our plants are grown with great care on our farm and shipped all across the United States.
In addition to being delicious, strawberries host a variety of health benefits! Much like other fruits, they are high in antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C. These berries can be enjoyed in a seemingly endless number of ways—fresh from the vine, or as jam, jelly, in pies or other baked goods, added fresh to cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, or in smoothies. The list goes on and on!
Plant strawberries in rich, well-drained soil, leaving the crown exposed at ground level. They make excellent ground cover but you can add mulch around them, while they fill in. We recommend pine needle or straw mulch to prevent weed growth and help the soil retain moisture.
We also recommend covering your plants with bird netting to avoid losing too many berries to our winged friends. Strawberries benefit from a light application of well-balanced fertilizer or compost every year. This will help enhance production and keep plants healthy.