Strawberries Are Dirty

strawberries are dirtyStrawberries are big business.  Really big business.  Since everyone loves strawberries, a billion-dollar industry has developed in order to meet the demand of consumers in America and around the world.  California leads the world in strawberry production, but Florida, North Carolina, and other locations produce many tons of harvested berries annually.

But, humans aren’t the only entities that love strawberries.  Bugs, slugs, and fungi love to feast upon the nutrient-rich fruits and plants.  The more fruits are destroyed, the less the hard-working farmers can sell to salivating consumers.  To increase the harvest, therefore, most strawberry producers have developed techniques and practices that allow for maximum yield and minimum loss.  The widespread use of fumigants and pesticides has become mainstream.

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Strawberries Per Day?

strawberries per dayThis 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: Strawberries Per Day?

On October 7, 2012, Alexander Kalashecks asked:

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Strawberries Grown in Kenya

Thanks to the service of a few kind-hearted people, strawberries have been brought to Kenya to aid an orphanage.  Irish volunteers from Wexford brought strawberry plants to Kenya to fill a need and serve the community’s demand for the tasty berries they produce.  The organization Humanitarian Volunteers worked at St. Paul’s Children Care Centre […]

Organic Strawberries Are Better for Bees

Strawberries are a multi-billion dollar crop, and the market for them is global due to their wonderful flavor.  Unless an unfortunate person has a strawberry allergy or other intolerance, the chances are good that strawberries list among that individual’s favorite fruits.  Because of the popularity of the small red berries, technological and chemical advancements […]

Square Foot Gardening Strawberries?

square foot gardening 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: Square Foot Gardening Strawberries?

On July 21, 2010, Agnes Ma asked:

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Do Strawberries Take a Year to Produce Fruit?

do strawberries take a year to produce fruitThis 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: Do Strawberries Take a Year to Produce Fruit?

On June 3, 2010, Karen asked:

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Riverfront Renewal & Strawberries

It is always good to see trends that help improve cities and other areas.  It is even better when strawberries play a big role!  For a story about strawberries playing a significant role in waterfront renewal, see this article in the opinion section of the New York Times: On Strawberries and Riverfront Revivals

Healthy Strawberry Plants, No Strawberries

healthy strawberry plants no strawberriesPeople love strawberries.  Gardeners who are new to growing strawberries often start out with dreams of bushels of berries and end up with virtually no harvest at all.  One of the common causes of this undesirable phenomenon is overzealous fertilization by well-intentioned budding horticulturalists!

Don’t Over-Fertilize Healthy Strawberry Plants

When strawberry plants have access to seemingly unlimited resources, they tend to get fat and happy.  Just like a 500 pound behemoth of a sloth who has millions of calories within reach of his armchair won’t go out of his way to be productive, strawberry plants who sit in an environment saturated with high concentrations nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus think good times are here to stay.  So, they don’t produce much of harvest.  They will devote their production to vegetative output.  While it is true that strawberry plants have many medicinal uses and useful compounds, most people would prefer the simple delight of the strawberries themselves.

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Strawberry Picking Season Nearing End

With summer just around the corner, strawberry season is almost over.  However, if you and yours are in a milder or more northern climate, you still have an opportunity to make the pilgrimage to a local strawberry farm to pick your own brimming baskets of fresh and juicy berries.

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British Strawberry Plants Are Early!

british strawberries british strawberry plantsStrawberry plants, because of their unique genetic makeup, are one of the first crops available in most of the temperate world.  Britain is one of these fortunate countries to reap bountiful harvests in the springtime.  Weather plays a role in when crops mature, however.  And, the United Kingdom has had tremendously favorable weather for the productions of strawberries.

British Strawberries: Sweeter

The warm weather and favorable conditions this year have produced the largest crop of English strawberries in the last 20 years.  The warm temperatures through March and April have caused the harvest to arrive almost two full weeks earlier than normal.  Plus, the increased sunshine has increased the sugar content of the berries.  Bigger, sweeter strawberries?  You bet!

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