Rainier Strawberry Plants
NEW! Considered one of the best home garden varieties for fruit quality and disease resistance. This tough plant has large floppy leaves that are highly ornamental. The medium-to-large conical fruit are fairly soft and oh so sweet! Excellent for fresh eating or processing. The perfect treat for a beautiful summer evening. June bearing variety.
Our Strawberry plants are shipped in mid-March. Order by March 1st for best availability. Complete growing instructions are included with each order.
PLEASE READ: Not available to US Territories or Canada.
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Strawberry plants are shipped in mid-March. Order by March 1st for best availability. Complete growing instructions are included with each order. Not available to US Territories or Canada. Plants are shipped bare root.
CULTURE: Strawberries do best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, and in an area of good air circulation. Can be grown in all areas of the US. Strawberry plants are shipped bare root and may be potted in a 3-4 inch pot and held for a few weeks if your garden is not ready. Prepare your beds by deeply digging in a layer of compost and about 5 pounds of bone meal for every 100 square feet. Plant 12 inches apart. Pinch off the runners to keep the original plants productive. Water regularly, using drip irrigation if possible. The first year that you plant a new patch of strawberries, pinch off the blossoms of everbearing varieties until July 1st. Pinch off the flowers of June bearing varieties the entire first year.
DISEASE AND INSECTS: Root weevils, aphids, and slugs are the main pests of strawberries. Consult your local county extension agent for the proper controls in your area. A good fall cleanup of pruning off old foliage and keeping weeds out will help eliminate disease problems. A change in location every 4 years, using new plants, is the best way to maintain a productive and healthy strawberry patch.