Growing Strawberries (from seeds)

Fragaria : Rosaceae / the rose family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S S                  
        P P            

(Best months for growing Strawberries (from seeds) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Start inside in pots or trays after chilling seeds.. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 20°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 30 - 100 cm apart
  • Harvest in approximately 1 years. Seedlings need to grow for about a year before fruiting. Remove first flowers. .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Better in a bed on their own to allow good sun and air circulation.
  • Avoid growing close to: If you are using rotation beds then avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant.

Your comments and tips

11 Feb 14, Khomo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can anyone help me, I have a problem with my strawberries, they get an ugly brown color on leaf stalk, and the worse is the fruit getting the same color and they even crack just when they start to ripe, please help I'm so worried about this deases on my innocent fruits...
02 Mar 14, Katherine (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello, I might be daft, but are you saying to plant strawberry seeds in the coldest months of the year here? If so, then perhaps that is why the last lot did not germinate when planted in Autumn. Thank you.
02 Mar 14, Liz (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Katherine, Have you read the information about growing from seed on the 'Strawberries (from seeds)' page ? There are detailed instructions.
19 Jun 14, Glen (Australia - tropical climate)
Katherine, strawberry seed needs to be stratified i.e. place in freezer for 4 weeks remove to room temp for a couple hours and then take the general advise for sowing in this site and you should be fine..........
06 Mar 14, Demxi (Australia - tropical climate)
Can strawberries grow in the Philippines? Our temperature can reach 30+ Celsius in the afternoon. If we can, can they survive here? Or should i grow them indoors?
08 Apr 14, Jenny (Australia - tropical climate)
YES, Search "Bicol Strawberry" , it is cultivated since 2013 in Ocampo Camarines Sur Philippines. This was a cross variety from Hawaiian Strawberry.
24 Nov 15, Gabrelov (Australia - temperate climate)
yeah, i bought the yates seed and took almost two weeks to germinate, it grew. I am living in manila. just keep the soil moist. don't let it dry but not flood with water. you can cover it with plastic wrap to keep the soil moist.
13 Apr 14, Ryan Scott (USA - Zone 12a climate)
Hi, I live in Fiji, am about to do some outdoor (full sun area) aquaponics trials with flood and drain tables. Thinking of strawberry instead of tomato etc. which variety of strawberry would suit here? Any tips on nutrient levels? I have all the testers, and am using taliapia for the water nutrients. Any tips you have for me? Thank you for your help. Ryan
12 Aug 15, Patrick (USA - Zone 11b climate)
My understanding is that strawberries need well drained soil.
28 Apr 14, Berrill Ley (Australia - temperate climate)
Where do u buy strawberry seeds from
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