Growing Strawberry Plants

Fragaria : Rosaceae / the rose family

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

(Best months for growing Strawberry Plants in USA - Zone 7a regions)

  • P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • Easy to grow. Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 11 weeks. Strawberries bruise easily when ripe, handle carefully. Pick with a small piece of stem attached..
  • 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, avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

30 Dec 21, Olivette Fisher (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Hi Joe, if you wouldn't mind sending me an email with your contact info. i have some questions with growing methods. my email is [email protected] many thanks.
21 Sep 21, Glenda Hall (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What is the best strawberries to plant in zone 10 in SW Florida
13 May 21, CJ (USA - Zone 9b climate)
My Albion and Tiny Treasures strawberries not sweet. What liquid fertilizer should I use? Fish emulsion, Seawed Magic, Worm tea or something else? Also how often? Albion growing one plant each on fence in containers designed to hang. Tiny Treasures are planted in a tower on a turn table . So disappointed, help me please.
22 May 21, Kimberly (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I use worm castings when planting in soil rich with organic material, Epsom salts and I grindup eggshells in my food processor and I start fertilizing with diluted worm tea and diluted fish emulsion with seaweed every 4-7 every other day slight waterings
03 May 21, Jane Hodges (USA - Zone 7b climate)
In Zone 7B, when can I expect newly planted strawberry plants to bloom? I planted bare root plants three weeks ago (April 12) and they are growing well, but have seen no blooms yet. Am I expecting too much too soon? Thanks!
04 May 21, (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Read the notes here - 10-11 weeks to harvest. Around my place (Queensland Australia sub tropical climate - cool/warm winters) they plant late March early April and start harvesting in June.
27 Mar 21, Gillian Alegre (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Hi! I live in Orange County California. What type of strawberry grows best in this zone during summer?
29 Mar 21, (USA - Zone 3b climate)
Check with nurseries, commercial growers in your area or do some searching on the internet.
24 Feb 21, Vicki (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Looking for the best strawberries to grow in Virginia zone 7b.
26 Feb 21, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Research varieties in your area.
Showing 11 - 20 of 41 comments

If you have the time to look after them in pots otherwise in the ground. Just good rich loose soil. Check what varieties grow in your area.

- Anonymous

Please provide your email address if you are hoping for a reply


All comments are reviewed before displaying on the site, so your posting will not appear immediately

Gardenate App

Put Gardenate in your pocket. Get our app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Planting Reminders

Join our 60,000+ gardeners who already use Gardenate and subscribe to the free Gardenate planting reminders email newsletter.


Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.