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 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches 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

04 Mar 15, abdul (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
i (Nigeria-kano) Can strawberries grow in the nigeria? Our temperature can reach 35 Celsius in the afternoon. If we can, can they survive here? Or should i grow them indoors, and which types of soil can we used.
05 May 15, Karla (Australia - temperate climate)
hi there i have strawberry seedlings can i plant them now or do i have to put them in a bigger pot and wait a month or two? have never grown them and really want them to grow. i have prepared the ground as well they will get mid afternoon sun and will have wind protection is that right? Thanks
26 May 20, Mark (Australia - temperate climate)
Hey Karla, Strawberries remain relatively dormant through winter months, best time to transplant etc though don't expect much growth till the warmer months.
22 Nov 15, Kenneth sok (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I lived in southeastern USA , North Carolina
04 Dec 15, Arnd Reimann (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hello, I live in Oxford Canterbury NZ. I start my garden and looking for seeds for Strawberries, Rasberries and Currants for the next season. Can you help me or tell me where I can get These seeds? I hope you can help me. Kind regards Arnd Reimann
02 Feb 17, Karen (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Re strawberries, I've always heard that growing from seeds can be very challenging. I would recommend getting some plants and let them grow runners to build up your collection. I started with 10 plants 18mths ago and now have heaps and heaps of them. I contacted the growers Zealandia ( to discuss what variety would be best to grow in my climate. They were very helpful. No experience with Raspberries and Currants.
23 Jan 16, Asanka sajith -from SriLanka (Australia - temperate climate)
I will like grow strawberry plants.I have a better climate to it my living place of Sri Lankas hill country.But I haven't properly technology and good seeds.pleace can you help me.
16 Mar 16, Veerpal (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How i grow strawberry in pUnjab. And which verites are suitable?
25 Aug 16, carole dorryhee (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy strawberry seeds thank you
27 Aug 16, Geoff (Australia - temperate climate)
I sell two varieties of strawberry seed imported from Italy. A standard variety and a small wild strawberry. See
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Hi, I live in Kimberley, Northern Cape. Is it a good time to buy strawberry plants or should rather wait for August?

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