My musk strawberries did great when I lived in zone 5 NY, but here in zone 7b Georgia, they’re not doing nearly as well. They bloomed and made a small crop last year, but this year, after a milder winter, and one late freeze, the female plants didn’t bloom at all, and the male plants had only one flower. Is this a chilling hours problem?
I also live in Georgia 7b and have had musk strawberries for years… musk strawberry plants, that is. They rarely produce more than a few berries even when we get a heavy bloom, though the plants look great until the mid-summer heat zaps them. So, to answer your question, it may not be exactly a chilling hours problem, but I do think the climate overall is just too warm for them to produce much fruit.
I have been growing them for years in the Midwest, they don’t produce much here either. I eliminated most of them, but still have a few. Mine formed fruit already. Doing really good this year. Not theLoud what’s going on with yours? I would just leave them, they may need time. Mine seemed to produce more every year for up to 5 years. Loaded this year, almost look like regular strawberries so many are there. I know though these are known as shy producers.
I thought I may have killed all my male plants, but guess not! I’m not sure which is which? Mixed up long ago!