strawberry plants

marian o leary asked 15 years ago

I have strawberries plants which i orignally bought in hanging baskets, i moved them to half barrels and while the plants are bigger and stronger than ever, they have finished flowering and ther is no sign of any fruit, any ideas, sorry do not know their name, they are 3 years old.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Strawberries that flower and do not set fruit usually do so for one of several reasons: frost damage, which turns the centre of the flower black, failure to pollinate which happens in a greenhouse because of no bees or wind movement, and virus disease. The plants sound healthy so it is probably not virous disease.

Another possibility is just too much vigour, the plants over-fed and growing leaves strongly and aborting the flowers.