Moving Strawberry Plants?

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Q: Moving Strawberry Plants?

On September 25, 2010, Tricia asked:

I will be moving during the winter and want to take my strawberry plants with me. Can I dig them up before the first frost and store them for the winter?

Answer to: Moving Strawberry Plants?

Tricia,
Yes, you can take them with you. I’d recommend digging around the plants and putting them in those really cheap and flimsy plastic pots for the move, leaving as many roots intact as possible. Once you get where you are going, replant them in their new home and pick up their care for the winter months as discussed here: Growing Strawberries. I don’t recommend trying to store them in any dug-up condition over the winter. Most, if not all, will die. If you really do need to store them over the winter, you can do that also, with a little extra TLC. For more information on that, see the post on overwintering strawberries. Hope that helps!

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6 comments to Moving Strawberry Plants?

  • Mr. Strawberry

    Maureen,
    As for the strawberries, simply dig them up with as may roots intact as possible, put them in a pot or other transportation device, and move them. Get them back in the ground as soon as possible. Good luck!

  • Maureen

    I live in central alberta and will be moving the end of August. I would like to take 3 plants each of strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb with me. Rhubarb is almost over and strawberries are just forming, raspberries are budded for berries.
    I would really like to know.
    Appreciate anything you can tell me.
    Thanks
    Mauree

  • Mr. Strawberry

    Bette,
    White Soul Alpine strawberries are known for producing few runners. Some varieties of Virginiana are also purported to be runnerless.

  • Bette

    I need information on the varieties of strawberries the do not produce runners

  • Mr. Strawberry

    Ed,
    You can move them at any time, but now is not the best time to do so. I would let them establish longer and then re-plant them in the fall. See the links on this page for more information. Good luck!

  • Ed

    After the strawberries are done bearing fruit how soon can I transplant them to a new bed?

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