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Strawberry

Fragaria 'Allstar'

The largest, firm, glossy berries are produced on this disease resistant variety.

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.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Harvest late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

8-10 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-8 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 50-65° F keeping soil evenly moist, not overly wet and never completely dry. Once plants are actively growing fertilizer can be applied. Provide good air circulation and water so that leaves remain dry to avoid disease.
Plants Per Gallon: 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. Planting too deep will cause them to rot. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.