Spring Crop Strawberries (aka June-bearing strawberries) produce one large crop every spring to early summer, depending on your region. The Pacific Northwest usually sees ripening happen in June but warmer regions, regions such as Southern California and Florida, might see ripening as early as March. Spring Crop Strawberries are prolific producers for 3 to 4 weeks.
Here at the farm we offer many different varieties of Spring Crop Strawberries that we will ship right to your home anywhere in the United States! Our varieties include benton, camarosa, chandler, and more. Click on the links below for more information and to order online!
Full of antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, fiber, vitamin C, and more, strawberries are extremely healthy. These berries can be enjoyed in several ways from jams and jellies to adding them into pies and other baked goods. They can also be enjoyed right from the vine, or added into cereal, yogurt, granola, ice cream, oatmeal, pancakes, or smoothies. The list goes on and on!
We recommend fertilizing and watering your new plants well the first year to promote good flower bud formation that fall. Wait to pick your first crop until the following spring. After harvest, the plants go dormant prior to summer and fall growth and fruit set. After the last berry is picked, mow the plants off with a lawn mower set just above the crowns at the soil surface. The old leaves left after harvest are going to die anyway and mowing is good sanitation and helps keep fruit rot at a minimum as the planting ages.
In the fall, thin the runners (baby strawberry plants) so they are 3″ – 5″ apart. If possible, mow the tops off in January or February prior to the spring flush of growth. This helps prevent fruit rot.