Fresh strawberries from your garden or strawberry patch are one of summer's most amazing delights.
We offer two different types of strawberry plants. The first type are June bearing plants, which are the most well known in Minnesota. You plant these directly in the soil in your garden or a separate strawberry patch. Strawberries need full sun, and you should plant them 12″ to 18" apart. Over the course of the summer the original strawberry plants send out runners which will fill in the spaces between your original plants. You will get a full crop of berries next year in late June and early July. They will not produce fruit this season. These strawberries are perennial and can overwinter in Minnesota. Covering them with straw for the winter is a good practice but is optional. Click here for instructions on how to plant and care for strawberry plants throughout the season.
The second type of strawberry is "day-neutral" or everbearing. These plants work well in pots or planters. They do not spread with runners as vigorously as June bearing plants. They will produce multiple harvests from mid July through September or the first frost. These plants need to be protected in order to overwinter in Minnesota. An unheated garage or cool basement are good spots to keep them the coldest months of the year. They typically will not overwinter planted in the ground even if covered with straw.
Both types of strawberry plants come in a 4" pot and are ready to plant. These plants will be available starting Friday, May 12th at the farm. We are sorry but we cannot ship plants.
This year we are offering the following varieties:
Earliglow (June bearer): Our favorite early season strawberry with possibly the best flavor of any June bearing variety. Ripens in mid-June. The plant produces medium sized berries. Is a vigorous variety that often produces many runners.
Jewel (June bearer): Mid to late season variety ripens in mid to late June. If you are going to only plant one strawberry variety, this is the one to plant. Grows well in a wide variety of soil conditions. Produces large, bright red fruit with excellent flavor.
AC Valley Sunset (June bearer): Late season variety that ripens towards the end of June. Large, light red berries with good flavor and high yields.
Albion (Day-neutral): Big, beautiful berries with consistently good yields. The plants are quite vigorous so will need plenty of water and some fertilizer.