Seascape Strawberry Plants
Fragaria x ananassa Growing your own strawberries is fun, inexpensive, and easy. Enjoy the sweet, high yielding, large fruit of Seascape all season long. The vigorous plants are virus-resistant and thrive in a wide range of growing conditions. The bright red fruit are firm, conical-shaped, and have an attractive glossy finish. Warning: a fresh picked bowl of these sugary treats may disappear en route from the garden to the kitchen. Everbearing variety.
Our Strawberry plants are shipped in mid-March. Order early for best availability. Complete growing instructions are included with each order.
PLEASE READ: Not available to US Territories or Canada.
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• Strawberries require fertile, well-drained soil, high in organic matter, with an optimum soil pH of 5.5-6.5
• Prepare beds by deeply digging in a 1 inch layer of compost and 5 pounds of bone meal for 100 square feet
• Plant in raised beds, and cover with plastic or straw mulch to prevent fruit contact with soil, which can cause rot
• Keep beds evenly moist, use drip irrigation if possible, avoid wetting fruit; plants need 1-1.5 inches of water per week during the growing season
• Plant 12-15 inches apart in all directions
• Pinch off runners to keep plants productive
• June bearing: Produce berries over a 2-3 week period in early summer
• Everbearing: Produce berries consistently from late spring through fall
• Plant in 4 inch pots and hold for a few weeks if soil is not ready when you receive plants
• Dig in 1/4 cup complete fertilizer per plant
• Pinch off blossoms of everbearing varieties until July 1st
• Pinch off blossoms of June bearing varieties the entire first year
Insects & Diseases
• Common pests: Root weevils, aphids, and slugs
• Pest control: AzaMax or Pyrethrin, and baits or traps for slugs
• Common diseases: Mold, mildew, root rot and verticilium wilt
• Disease control: Rotate every 3-4 years with new plants, Greencure®