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Which Strawberry Plants to Plant in Your Garden

March 30th, 2013

Strawberry plants are one of the most ideal fruit bearing plants to have located within one’s garden.  Not only do they require only a limited amount of care and space, but these plants will provide a significant amount of fruit each blossoming season.  Additionally, they provide a beautiful accent to any garden, with their vivid red fruits and their lush green vines and vegetation.  It is important to know, though, that there are differences in the different kinds of strawberries plants available for planting, as mentioned below.

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All Star Strawberry Plants appear to be one of the most well liked strawberry plants by customers throughout the nation.  Not only do these plants provide a large strawberry fruit, but they are extremely weather resistant, even in comparison to the general weather resistant strawberry plants.  While planting strawberries, it is also important to note the times in which the plants are expected to produce the largest amount of fruit.  With this plant, that would be in the month of June, while there can also be slight variations in the timing of arrival.

The Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plants are well liked by customers that are seeking a strawberry plant that produced a strawberry that is sweeter, in taste, than most others.  These strawberries are doted as tasting synonymous with a strawberry that has been sprinkled with sugar.  Additionally, The Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plant is among the many strawberry plants that are considered extremely disease resistant.

Finally, The Cardinal Strawberry Plants are considered to be a pleasant medium between the two aforementioned plants.  They are generally rather sweet in flavor, provide a dark colored berry that is pleasing to look at with a glossy skin, but they also beginning growing the most in the months synonymous with All Star Strawberry Plants.  This means that the berried generally begin to grow around mid-season, or in the calendar month of June.  It is possible that slight variation will occur within the growing date, but this is the general time that such behavior takes place.

Growing strawberry plants in one’s garden is not only an ideal plant to grow for the most professional of gardeners, but it is also an ideal plant to utilize when beginning to plant a garden for the first time.  Not only will you need limited area to do so, but these plants will grow in some of the most harsh of conditions, allowing you to learn their behaviors as they blossom.

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Tips for Strawberries and Strawberry Plants

November 6th, 2011

Just the thought of strawberries brings to mind summer, shortcake, jelly and chocolate. Bite into a strawberry and it explodes in your mouth making your tongue tingle with delight. With the red heart shape of the strawberry, no wonder it’s the symbol for Venus, the goddess of love. Maybe that’s why strawberries go so perfectly with chocolate and champagne.

A member of the rose family, it is documented that strawberries have been enjoyed as a domesticated fruit as early as the 1400’s. Now, we know the nutritional value of strawberries. They contain amino acids and beta-carotene as well as A, C, E, K, B-complex vitamins.  An excellent source of calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, copper and zinc, strawberries are high in sugar so should be eaten in moderation.

Some of my favorite ways to enjoy the fruits of strawberry plants are serving on waffles (Yummy!), in a spinach salad with walnuts, in a cucumber & strawberry salad, or served with only a splash of balsamic vinegar. Harvest strawberries in early summer and freeze to preserve them for future use.

Tips for strawberries:

  • Do not wash berries until ready to eat
  • Remove caps after washing
  • Store in colander (or vented container) in refrigerator for air circulation
  • Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before serving
  • To whiten teeth – mash one strawberry and mix with baking soda, brush on teeth and leave on for 5 minutes then rinse
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Greenwood Nursery will begin shipping strawberry plants in mid November. Recommended zones are lower 6, 7, 8 and 9. Mid zone 6 and north will schedule to ship in spring.

Choose from our All Star StrawberriesCardinal StrawberriesOzark Beauty Strawberries and Sweet Charlie Strawberries.

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Berry Growing Tip

April 17th, 2011

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Plant now for next year’s berry crop. Predictions are that food prices will be increasing drastically over the next few years. It takes about 2 to 3 seasons for berry plants to begin production. Planting this spring insures berries will be on their way. When you grow your own, you know that they are safe and healthy.

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