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Will these strawberries give fruit the first year?

Postby johnny_greenbeans » Mar 24, 2012 5:53 pm

I'm confused about strawberries. One person tells me this and another person that. Some people say that strawberries will all give off fruit the first year but not a lot of fruit. Any truth to this? I'm told that some varieties fruit the first year and others will not fruit at all.

I have a package of Johnson's Patio Vegetables "Sweet Fresca" strawberry seeds here and am about to plant them into soil. Will these give me fruit this summer?
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Re: Will these strawberries give fruit the first year?

Postby davefrombc » Mar 24, 2012 9:20 pm

I have not grown strawberries from seed , so really can only guess that it may be possible to get a small late crop of strawberries from plants started early and set out when weather permits. I'm sure it would be the second year before you got a full crop from seed started plants.
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Re: Will these strawberries give fruit the first year?

Postby OGrubber » Mar 26, 2012 11:43 am

I haven't ever grown strawberries from seed either, so am only guessing as well, but am agreeing with Dave's opinion.
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Re: Will these strawberries give fruit the first year?

Postby leofff » Mar 27, 2012 7:53 am

I doubt you'lll get flowers if you're planting seed this year. And if any do come up, I would pinch them off. By allowing them to flower you'll be hurting productivity in future years.
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Re: Will these strawberries give fruit the first year?

Postby alicetse » Mar 29, 2012 5:58 am

in the future may more fruit. I heard strawberry a little hard to grow
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Re: Will these strawberries give fruit the first year?

Postby johnjf » Mar 30, 2012 3:54 pm

I just seen this video a couple weeks ago because I grew some strawberries last year and wanted to know if I could grow more from my current ones. This video might be able to help you out and give you lots of info. I think there's 3 videos, http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/9413/homegrown-homemade-strawberries
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