Strawberries are herbaceous perennials which may be cultivated in pots or in the ground. There are 3 different types of strawberry plants: june-bearing, ever-bearing and alpine. Your Southern States dealer can help you decide which types will meet your needs.
June-bearing strawberries produce most of their fruit during a 2-3 week period anywhere from the last part of May to the beginning of July depending on growing conditions and weather. Some varieties will produce a smaller amount of fruit again in the fall.
Ever-bearing varieties produce most of their fruit in the fall after a 2 month rest period. This follows their first fruiting in summer which produces a more sporadic, smaller crop. They grow best in areas with mild fall weather without frost.
Alpine strawberries produce small fruit all season.
* Strawberries don?t ripen after harvesting. Don?t pick pink-and-white fruit assuming it will look better tomorrow?it won?t.