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Strawberries for the Garden: Summary
This publication was published by the Cooperative Extension at the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It was written by Agricultural Agent S. Derby Walker and was last revised April 13, 2004.
The information contained within this resource deals specifically with growing strawberries in Delaware, but the principles and guidance contained will assist all budding strawberry growers, not just those in Delaware. Each of the following categories are covered in the publication:
Strawberries in the Garden Establishing a Bed
1. A very brief description of the type of area best suited for gardening strawberries. Also mentioned is how to select and prepare the land to minimize strawberry pest problems.
Planting Strawberries in a Garden
2. The best time to plant strawberries in Delaware and surrounding areas is discussed along with fertilization recommendations. Guidance and planting techniques for getting your strawberry plants in the ground successfully are reviewed. How to manage strawberry runners is also discussed.
Strawberries for the Garden: Care
3. A brief guide to caring for strawberries is presented. The benefits of mulching and when and how to do it is discussed, although mulching is not necessary in Delaware counties Kent and Sussex. Also reviewed: when fertilizer is most effective, the quantity, and the type to use. Insect and disease control is touched upon, as is strawberry renovation.
Recommended Strawberries for Delaware
4. Recommended strawberries for Delaware are given. The recommended June-bearing strawberry varieties for Delaware are: Allstar, Delite, Earliglow, Guardian, Late Glow, Red Chief, Sparkle. Everbearing strawberry plants that do well in Deleware are Tribute and Tristar.
To find out which strawberry variety would grow well in your area, see here: Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State.
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