FAQ's

Do you ship all year? 

We ship January through June, and can schedule shipment at your convenience during that time. 

 

What is the difference between June-bearing and Day-neutral? 

June-bearing Strawberry Varieties (such as Jewel or Cavendish) are the traditional farming staple. With one bumper crop each year, usually in early June, they make it easy to schedule production and accommodate your other plants, as well.

  • These varieties are the first fruits to ripen, and tend to taper off when the summer heat comes (90+), and will bloom again the next year.
  • The berries and harvest of junebearing strawberries are somewhat larger than the ever-bearing varieties.
  • They also runner heavily, which makes propagation easy, and also makes them a good groundcover option for landscaping.

Day-neutral strawberry varieties (such as Seascape or Albion) were developed in the early 1960's by select breeding programs in California to produce continuously throughout warmer weather (even above 90F) until frost. They are unaffected by day-length and able to grow in temperatures between 35-89 degrees.

  • You can regulate growth 'clusters' by pinching the blossoms or letting them grow.
  • You can expect three harvest periods the very first year of production. 
  • The berries and yields are smaller than the June-bearing varieties, but extending the strawberry season adds remarkable profit at your fruit stand.

 

What is the proper spacing for these plants?

12-18" spacing in the row.  Rows may vary, based on your machinery or equipment.  3', 4' or 5' is common.  

 

I want to plant 1 acre.  How many plants do I need?

This will depend on your row spacing, and distance within the row.  

Some examples include:

Row Spacing Plant Spacing Plants Per Acre
60" 12" 8,712
48" 12 10,890
42" 18" 8,297
36 12" 14,520


How long should I soak my plants prior to planting? 

We strongly discourage soaking the plants prior to planting.  Simply  plant right away and water well at time of planting.  


I have ants bothering my strawberries, what should I do?

Ants do not usually invade strawberries or asparagus, but are typically evidence or a by-product of another pest (such as aphids or slugs) which share a symbiotic relationship with ants.  Treating the area with Diatomaceous Earth or another barrier-type repellent should be sufficient to solve the problem.  If it persists, a commercial grade pesticide may be used.