I have only planted my strawberries in pvc tower 2 weeks ago and ive been watching the new leaves apear. Just the other day i noticed that some new growth look like flower buds. Is it normal to get flowers this soon.
Yes, often times you will see them with flowers at the nursery, still in the small 6 pack packages. As long as they have overwintered, and have a few leaves they can easily begin flowering.
so should i pinch them back... thats what ive heard I should do... or can i let them flower and fruit?
they are albion and fern strawberries
That's up to you. I wouldn't. Strawberries are continuously furring plants, witch means they will grow both foliage as well as fruit at the same time. So I don't see a benefit of doing away with the first berry's.
The idea of pinching the first couple of flowers is to let the plant grow larger before it focuses on producing fruit. a larger plant (green mass) can put more energy into growing larger strawberries.