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Q: Sonata Variety Strawberry Problems?
On August 11, 2010, Liz Miller asked:
I have an everbearing strawberry plant called Sonata. I planted the plant in May, in its own box, and gave it the care and attention it needed. But, all I seem to have gotten from this plant is runners and roots and no strawberries. Where am I going wrong? The plant is very healthy and has no diseases.
Answer to: Sonata Variety Strawberry Problems?
Thanks for visiting Strawberry Plants .org! I think the main problem is that the strawberry cultivar ‘Sonata’ is not actually an everbearer. It is a midseason June-bearer; consequently, Sonata strawberries typically won't produce if planted too late. June-bearers planted in May might not fruit at all in year one (and probably shouldn’t – see the Growing Strawberries page), but they most certainly will produce a lot of runners. Next year, however, you can expect a bountiful harvest as long as appropriate care is continued. For other common problems that can cause strawberry plants to lack strawberries, click here: Strawberry Plants Aren’t Producing Strawberries. And, to learn more about the various types and varieties of strawberries out there, see the Strawberry Varieties reference page. I hope that helps!
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