Hi all, learned a lot from the community over the past 3 years when I put in my first fruit plants. Out of a variety of trees and berries I have growing; strawberries are my first ones to produce with the kind of vigor I aim for. I started with a raised bed of Seascape and one of Albion and next spring will be my first season with a raised bed of Earlyglo.
I second this variety for an everbearing; it’s wildly flavorful and tastes like a jolly rancher when fully ripe.
I’m a lazy gardener so I kind of give up on the strawbs in the later season to focus on my figs. Will be watching this thread for good ideas for SWD though.
As far as pruning runners… not really important at all IME. It really just depends if you want to optimize for fruit now or more fruit later (prune runners early if you want to optimize for fruit it the current season). I ordered a batch of 30 bare-root Mara De Bois and let them do their thing, still had more than enough strawbs that season and am going to be drowning in them next year with all the runners they’ve put out
I had seascape and they were not to everbearing. a moderate spring crop followed by an anemic summer crop and a blast of fruit in the fall that was destroyed by frost before ripening. I have an unknown June bearer.
Yes… or punched in with an ice pick or a heated piece of metal… as long as they can find a way in.
I noticed that the cheapo $1 hummingbird feeders would work too… just flip them upside down and pull off the red things. that gives access ports to the bait. Maybe a good idea if you have old junky hummingbird feeders.