Strawberry Business Is Booming

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strawberry businessThe strawberry business is booming.  Strawberry production in 2017 has already surpassed the year's total for 2016 in the state of California.  And, since California is the largest single producer of the tasty fruits in the entire world, it is likely that worldwide strawberry production is up as well.  As Tim Hearden reported in the Capital Press, the crate production in California is up to 197.3 crates through November, which surpasses the 2017 total by 0.5 million crates.

Strawberry Business Overcomes Weather

What makes the 2017 haul even more remarkable is that unfavorable weather dominated for extended periods this year.

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Growing Organic Strawberry Plants

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This is an entry in the Strawberry Plants Library here at Strawberry Plants .org. Continue reading for summarized information. The entire resource may be accessed or downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

Growing Organic Strawberry Plants: Summary

This excellent document was produced by a very skilled and knowledgeable team from Cornell University. The coordinating editors were Juliet Carroll, Marvin Pritts, and Catherine Heindenreich.  Multiple contributors included: Kerik Cox, Greg Loeb, Michael Helms, Andrew Landers, Paul Curtis, Courtney Weber, and Laura McDermott.  The staff writers were Elizabeth Graeper Thomas and Theodora Bucien, while Mary Kirkwyland and Michelle Marks further edited the 2013 version of this guide.  This production was funded in part by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.  For each of the departments and specialties represented by the contributing team, download the resource via the link at the end of this page.

The following is covered in the publication:

Introduction to Growing Organic Strawberries

1.  There are three main obstacles to successfully cultivating strawberries organically.

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First Year Strawberry Production?

first year strawberry productionThis 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: First Year Strawberry Production?

On November 16, 2010, Troy asked:

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How Many Strawberries Do Strawberry Plants Produce?

strawberry productionGardeners often want to know how many strawberry plants they will need to buy (Buy Strawberry Plants) and plant in order to achieve their desired strawberry harvest.  Of course, there are quite a few variables involved with Growing Strawberries, and each Strawberry Variety is slightly different.  However, if conditions are appropriate, soil and water requirements are adequately met, and weed, pests, and pathogens are effectively controlled, a fairly reliable harvest can be expected.

The three types of strawberry plants each produce different expected amounts of fruit.  The following is a brief reference so that the anticipated harvest can be put to good use when it comes in.  Be sure to plant enough plants to reap the rewards you seek!

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Strawberry Production

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Strawberry Plants at Nourse Farms

strawberry plants at nourse farmsNourse Farms is a large supplier of strawberry plants.  Their farm is located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.  To gain a better understanding of what is involved in growing strawberry plants commercially, watch this multi-part series that was produced by Nourse Farms.  It covers more than just growing strawberries, but is interesting for anyone interested in strawberry production and commercial strawberry growers.

Enjoy!

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