strawberry life time

fons jaspers asked 16 years ago

Gerry, how long can I keep my strawberry plants going, should I discard them after x years?Can I keep them in the same spot or should I practice rotation, and after x years?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Strawberry plants are best renewed after about 3 or 4 years as they tend to produce small fruit. They can be grown in the same spot unless there is any poor growth and wilting, generally on heavy soil.

This indicates red core disease and this is soil borne, so move to a bew spot and grow on raised drills.