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Welcome to the last source you will ever need for information about strawberry plants!  You have likely eaten your fair share of those delightful red berries, and we hope to encourage you to learn as much as you can about the flavorful fruits and the strawberry plants that produce them.  We exist to spread excitement about strawberries and hope that you will benefit from the information contained here.

Whether you want information on growing strawberries, eating strawberries, scientific information on the actual strawberry plants or strawberry varieties, or even information about where you can purchase strawberry plants or strawberry seeds, you will find help on Strawberry Plants .org.  This entire site is dedicated exclusively to all things related to the strawberry plant.

Be sure to browse the Reference Pages to the left (or just below this paragraph).  They are a wealth of information on topics related to learning about strawberry plants.  Be sure to come back often as we regularly update this site with new information and details about strawberries and strawberry plants!  And, of course, remember that this site is best read with a bowl of fresh strawberries in hand…

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Growing Strawberries in Cameroon Africa

growing strawberries in cameroon africaQ: Growing Strawberries in Cameroon Africa?

On February 23, 2015, Anne Dimond asked:

I am currently living in Yaounde, Cameroon, Africa. Our temperature here is on average 70*F +/- 10*F. It never freezes here. We are at 2500ft. altitude with a fair amount of humidity. We are very close to the equator. We are wondering if this climate is suitable to growing strawberries and what varieties would do best here. We were thinking of starting with seeds but plants might be more helpful. We are definitely novices and could use direction in all areas. We have grown strawberries at home in the states, (Utah) but are unfamiliar with this area. We are missionaries here and are trying to introduce new things that they don’t have here. Maybe there is a reason they don’t grow strawberries here! Any information would be so appreciated. I will be returning to the states Feb. 27-March 7 so if there is anything there that I could pick up and bring back that would be awesome!

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Should I Cut Off Runner Plants from My Strawberries?

should i cut off runner plants from my strawberriesThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Should I Cut Off Runner Plants from My Strawberries?

On July 17th, 2011, Stephanie asked:

I planted June-bearing and everbearing strawberries this spring. I have notes from a Master Gardener class that says to cut off the granddaughters and leave the daughters, but other sources say to cut all runners the first year. I was thinking the mother plant might be stronger and produce better fruit if she doesn’t have to send nutrition to the off-spring. I’m not sure what to do this year. I really liked your method of transplanting from bed to bed in the fall, but should I plan to do that the first year of the mother plants?

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How to Care for Bare-Root Strawberry Plants?

how to care for bare-root strawberry plantsThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: How to Care for Bare-Root Strawberry Plants?

On December 30, 2010, Andi asked:

I just found your very useful site. I had ordered 25 bare root strawberry plants and it was too late to plant so I have tried growing them in my house and it’s not working out so well. First I had them in an indoor greenhouse (meaning 4 tier shelves covered in greenhouse plastic located in my home). I put them in a potting soil from Bar Harbor Maine. After a few weeks there was some signs of life but also mold so I took them out of the plastic. A month later the potting soil never dried out (and I never watered) so I repotted them w/half peat and half of the potting mix and put them under fluorescent lights. They’re not happy. There are no signs of life. I’m keeping the roots damp but not too wet. I’m thinking I should put plastic back on top of them to see if I can get growth again and watch for mold (now that I have them in a medium that doesn’t remain wet for weeks at a time w/o watering). Do you think I should just quit trying and stop giving them light and repot again- this time taking out the potting soil and just using peat?

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Growing Strawberries in Red Clay?

growing strawberries in red clayThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Growing Strawberries in Red Clay?

On May 9th, 2011, Kristy asked:

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Strawberry King Pie

strawberry king pie recipeThis is the king of all strawberry pies.  That may be a bold statement, but it is no joke.  Once you prepare and taste this legendary strawberry king pie recipe, you won’t even chuckle at a jester who says otherwise.  King Arthur had Excalibur; Charlemagne wielded Joyeuse; El Cid swung Tizona and Colada in his day; William Wallace brandished his giant Scottish Claymore resisting the English in the late 13th century; and you, my friend, are now armed as Monarch of the Kitchen with this delicious weapon.

Expect to slay the hunger of all the vassals in your fiefdom.  Expect to slake the parched palates of hungry peons (or kids!) inhabiting your lands.  Yea, fair cook, ye shall arise to be heralded here to yon for serving such extravagance on little platters.  Prepare to rule your kitchen for ever!  Long live the COOK!

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Strawberry Chocolate Yogurt Masterpiece

strawberry chocolate yogurt masterpiece recipeThere are a bazillion recipes out there that call for using strawberries (in some form or fashion) with chocolate.  And that is just as it should be.  Whether it is chocolate covered strawberries or a two-flavored frozen yogurt cone with chocolate and strawberry sides intertwined all the way up the swirl, these two tastes are meant to go together.  But, there is a difference between throwing any chocolate together with any strawberry and this recipe.

This recipe is a masterpiece.

Oh, sure, I can see the eyes rolling now.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.  Make it and see.  The delicate chocolate overtones with the yogurt and sweet strawberries prove it to be wonderful to any tongue that tastes it.  So, get ready to make this masterpiece and become the Picasso of the Kitchen.

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No Bake Strawberry Cookies

no bake strawberry cookies recipeLet’s face it: very few people like to slave away in the kitchen for hours on end baking and making and generally slaving to create pleasures that disappear into a gulping maw as a mess of swallowed mouth mush.  However, there is great deal of pleasure to be had in the gulping of said mouthfuls of tasty mush.  Everyone likes cookies.  Everyone likes candy too.  Everyone likes strawberries!  So, why not roll all three of those things into a recipe that takes virtually no slaving away in the kitchen?

Voila!  Here is your answer!  This no bake strawberry cookies recipe is perfect for any individual who doesn’t want to spend time waiting on ovens to preheat or looking for rarely used kitchen implements.  All this beaut of a recipe takes is a set of hands, a bowl, and a few minutes.  So, if you are looking for a great uncooked strawberry cookies recipe, this one is your huckleberry!

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Salacious Strawberry Coconut Tart

salacious strawberry coconut tart recipeWhen looking for the perfect recipe, mediocre just won’t cut it.  Who wants to labor in the kitchen only to have a frumpy, bland, boring concoction come out for consumption?  Nobody, that’s who.  When a culinary artist slips the implements of professionalism onto his or her body, that apron or smock and baking hat become the armor needed to vanquish boring and forgettable dishes to the nether-realm.

This salacious strawberry coconut tart recipe is fit for a king…or a family.  You won’t have to joust with a spouse OR a toddler to get them to eat this.  In fact, you may just be heralded as Savior of the Kitchen and knighted Sir Cook by whomever holds royal sway in your humble abode…or castle.

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Strawberry Lemon Rum Jam

strawberry lemon rum jam recipeEvery now and then people sit down for a bite to eat and are unexpectedly shocked as they bite into a surprisingly delicious culinary delight.  This strawberry lemon rum jam recipe is just such a delight.  Unassuming in appearance, it has the tendency to lull the soon-to-be partaker into a sense of normalcy prior to the first bite.  But, upon sinking their teeth into whatever medium you’ve chosen to deliver this jam, the discontinuity of what was expected versus what the tingling taste buds are telling the brain is enough to cause the consumer to become taken by the moment: eyes wide and staring at the normal-looking-yet-awesomely-different jam.

So, get your motor running and get busy.  This strawberry lemon rum jam recipe is one for the record books.

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Chocolate Strawberry Fudge Deluxe

chocolate strawberry fudge deluxe recipeHard working folks need a break every now and again.  Kicking back with a cool strawberry beverage during the first hot days of summer will do just fine for the break a hard charger like yourself needs.  But, if you want to do break time right, this chocolate strawberry fudge deluxe recipe is the way to go.  When you combine the delicious melt-in-your-mouth goodness of a fresh batch of strawberry fudge with a sweet jacket of the world’s favorite sweet, chocolate, you get bite-sized morsels fit for the Ritz or any other 5-star locale.

Well, hey, with the amount of deluxe you’ll experience after whipping up this fan favorite, you’ll have enough to make even a back porch feel like a 5-star locale.  So, grab the tools of the trade, the ingredients, and get ready for a glamorous taste experience…no matter where you may find yourself!

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