Redoing Old Strawberry Bed

val1(z4 UT)April 27, 2013

I have an old bed of Seascape strawberries that has been taken over by weeds. It is a raised bed. I took all of the strawberries out and was going to put them back in after I took care of the weeds. Then I read that strawberry plants lose production after a few years and should be replaced with new plants. These plants have never really been good at sending out runners, so I do not have many young plants. The plants I have look like they have old crowns. Should I put those back in or should I purchase new plants? If I purchase new plants, does anyone have suggestions on varieties that are sweet and juicy. I would like a few berries all summer long, so everbearing would be best. We have enjoyed the Seascape but the berries have been rather small.

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Tristar and Tribute are good day neutral berries that have a decent size. They'll never be a big as Junebearers.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 12:15PM
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shazaam(NC 7B)

I'd replace the plants if I were you. It's interesting that your Seascape plants produced small berries -- they're normally advertised as doing just the opposite.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 12:51PM
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