Strawberries are everyone’s favourite summer fruit - easy to grow, perfect for pots or beds and packed full of flavour - just add cream! Read on for tips on choosing strawberry plants, where to grow strawberries and how to care for your plants.
Choose your Strawberry plants
If you have plenty of space, you can plant early, mid and late season strawberries which fruit in succession. The perfect combination? Honeoye, Cambridge Favourite / Elsanta and Florence. For smaller spaces we recommend the everbearing varieties that fruit for longer, such as Mara des Bois and Flamenco. For something a bit different, try raspberry flavour Framberry or the white Pineberry with its unique pineapple flavour.
Where to grow Strawberry plants
Strawberries can be grown in pots, beds, borders, window boxes and even hanging baskets. They fruit best when positioned in full sun. If planting in beds, net the strawberries to keep birds away.
Strawberry plant care tips
Strawberries benefit from feeding with a tomato fertiliser and need to be watered regularly. Wait until the berries are fully red before picking - if you can resist! For more tips on choosing, planting and growing strawberry plants, read our Full Care Guide.
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