new to strawberries

dolivoMay 29, 2014

hi all,
I'm planting strawberries for the first time. I bought and planted 5 junebearing plants, Honeoye variey. I still have a lot of room in my raised bed. I wanted to plant some everbearing variety to have berries all season. Is this a good idea? Will the two cross pollinate? Any helpful advice would be welcome.
Thanks!

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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Yeah they probably will cross pollinate, but it does not matter at all. Seeds from hybrids do not come true anyway.
It won't change the fruit. That only happens when you harvest the seed, like in corn. We harvest strawberries for the fruit, not the seed, so I could care what pollinates it.
I would have probably planted them a little farther apart as the plants will throw runners out like crazy. I like to save them, let them root. So i plant each plant at least 18 inches away from each other.
Before you know it the whole bed will be packed with plants. This is a 4x4 bed that i started with 8 plants, a few months later.....

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dolivo

thanks Drew51. I can easily replant and space them a bit further apart. :)

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 12:33AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Yeah so go ahead and get some everbearers, I think it is a good idea to have both.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 1:33AM
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