Pinching flowers on new strawberry plants

I planted a bed of June bearing strawberries this spring. I don’t want any runners I’ll be pinching those off. It’s recommended to pinch flowers off first year but how much of a problem would it be to leave them on? I have two young boys wanting strawberries they don’t have the patience to wait.


If you have no desire for runners and the huge crop that would come next year from them,
then don’t pinch blooms, but let them bear this year.

The berries may be a little small, but the kids won’t mind!


Maybe I’ll pinch half just to see the difference then. Curious about this huge crop have only grown ever ever bearing types