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Planting fall strawberry plugs.

Posted by drscott 7a (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 2:53

When is the best date to plant strawberry plugs in the fall?

I planted late last year (november) and got delicious strawberries but not a large amount.

Planted Chandler's and live just north of Baltimore - 7A.


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RE: Planting fall strawberry plugs.

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 9:53

Doing it here I'd be thinking September. I believe that's what was common in CA. Near Baltimore I'd think that would be better than Nov. Not enough growth planting that late for much crop the next spring.

RE: Planting fall strawberry plugs.

I planted in Sept and the plants are well-established and bearing, but not a lot (not every plant) and aren't running (runnering?) yet. The ones I planted in spring 2012 and plucked the blossoms off that summer bore well last year, ran (?), that's where I got the ones in Sept, but this spring went crazy and started taking over the veggie garden.

So plant in Sept or whenever the worst heat/drought is over for you to get a head start, but I wouldn't expect them to bear much the first year.

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