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Multiple Strawberry varieties

Hi,

I'm new to this! I'm planning on planting different varieties in the same bed (early, main and later fruiting varieties). Is this OK to do? Is it best to mix the varieties up or keep them together? Any tips would be appreciated.

Also, is Autumn the best time to plant?

Oh, also, will plants planted in the Autumn produce fruit the following year?

Thanks

Pete

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,399

    I planted mine in the same bed, but in rows. I labelled them carefully, then we had a gale and the labels blew away! Autumn is a good time to plant then they will be established by next year, and will fruit.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Thanks for the quick reply!

     

    Pete

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I'd give each variety a short length of bed; plant them in the middle to start with then this time next year peg down the runners to each side. This will give you three times the crop in the third year.  Then you need to start a new bed.

    And as well as labelling, keep a separate note/diagram of what's where and when they're supposd to fruit.  But remember that the plants haven't read the book.

  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,054

    You can plant strawberries now but if you get any flowers remove them I wouldn't let newly planted strawberries put down runners until the plants are established.

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