Plants come in bareroot packages of 10 plants from DeGroot.
Varitey may be selected when order is picked up.
Varieties available include:
Ozark Beauty Everbearing
Varieties you select are not guaranteed; best substituion will be made. (Everbearing vs. junebearing)
The tiny dormant plants will be banded together in the box. Gently cut the rubber band, and tease apart the 10 plants. If they look dead they are likely still dormant from winter. Plant each strawberry plant at least 8" apart, and wait several weeks. Be sure they don't dry out but also don't let them drown in too much water. In a few weeks, they should begin to put up a tiny green shoot from the center of the plant. If you were to pull them up at this point (don't do this unless neccesary!), they should have tiny white root hairs emerging from the year old roots. If they do not break dormancy in several weeks to a month, please contact us for a refund or replacement.
Strawberries can be planted in raised beds or row, but also do well planted in containers. Runners should be removed as well as the first flush of flowers so plants can direct energy into establishing a strong root system. For winter protection, cover plants with straw or leaves after the temperature has fallen to about 20° F. Remove covering in the spring once growth begins. The bed should be replaced after two years as quality and yield begin to decrease.