Growing Strawberry Plants

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05 Apr 23 Lynda (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Which are best to grow in my zone? Thank you for your advice
01 May 23 Jane (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I just bought Fragaria “Eclair” Strawberries. They are rated 10b, so should work for you.This is my first time with them, so crossing my fingers. I also have Mara Des Bois that I have purchased have bought barefoot. I have had several of the original plants for a couple of years. I grow in pots and move around as the seasons change. Everything is going into dappled sun now. This Fla sun is fierce in the midday already. Some under a Mango tree, some near my stand of bananas. I also have some amSeascapes that have survived. Sweet Charlie’s were recommended, but didn’t do well for me. Truly, these southern zones, people treat Strawberries as annuals.
06 May 23 Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
It amazes me that people grow strawberries in full sun -- sure they can grow there but their leaves scorch. Strawberries (most varieties) tend to be forest floor (perimeter of the forest) plants -- that is they are understory plants and tend to grow best in dappled shade. I have had people show me pictures of strawberries growing in the sand on a beach.... yes it was growing, but it was getting some relief from the sun for part of the day (it was on the side of a sand dune) .... and the leaves where still scorched and I certainly would not have called them prize specimens, survivors would be a more accurate name for them. I have grow them here in B.C. , Canada -- in the shade (some in full shade) and they do fine. The sun is not as intense as FLA (having lived in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale) - where I could not even withstand the sun .... I certainly would not expect a strawberry plant to manage.
19 Apr 23 (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Whatever you can buy for/from your area,
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