need help on second attempt at strawberry from seed

njitgradNovember 13, 2013

I tried growing Beltran Strawberry from seed last year (purchased from Swallowtail Seeds) and I think I started them too late. Ordered on Apr 2nd, sowed in my garage on Apr 9th, germinated on Apr 18th, which eventually produced very small seedlings to transplant into row containers around May 15th. I did manage to get one or two tiny berries some time in July but that was it.

Since I'm learning from my mistakes, I would appreciate any advice on a good seed variety for Zone 6A/6B (Northern NJ) as well as suggestions for timing of sowing, feeding, transplanting, growing medium etc.

I'm not looking to make a bumper crop, just a couple of containers so I have something to nibble on from time to time.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Got to ask why? Alpine-types have so little flavor and no size when compared to normal strawberries and strawberry plants are so inexpensive and have 10x the success rate.

That said the previous discussion linked below has lots of how-to tips.


Here is a link that might be useful: How to grow Alpine Strawberries from seed

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 3:21PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Bunch more discussions on how-to.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to grow alpine strawberries

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 3:23PM
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I must be missing something here...I don't see where the OP mentions alpine strawberries. This is the website for the breeder of the Beltran variety

Here is a link that might be useful: ABZ

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 1:42PM
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