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Fragaria 'Cardinal'

June bearing variety with very large sweet fruits, high yield and hardy once established. Best time to pick is when the very tip of the fruit has turned red

1) The most common method for planting strawberries is in the matted row system. Set your new plants 18-24 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart.
2) Allow their new runners to set in the row up to 2 feet wide, removing plants that stray beyond that boundary.
3) Be careful to keep the crowns just at the soil surface, do not plant too deep or they might rot or too shallow as they will heave.
4) Water well at time of planting and continue irrigation through September as drought stress will affect harvest. Fertilize if necessary.
5) Remove flowers the first two months so that plants produce more runners.


Bloom Time:

Harvest late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

12-18 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-8 Find your zone


Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 60-65° F in moderate light keeping soil evenly moist, not overly wet and never completely dry. Once actively growing, feed at 100-150 ppm N with each watering. Provide good air circulation and water so that leaves remain dry to avoid disease.
Plants Per Gallon: 3-5
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil with 6.5-6.8 pH level. Keep crown just above the soil surface and spread roots downward in the pot. Planting too deep will cause them to rot. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot. Ok to plant 3 per quart.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.

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