Strawberry Problem

John Carey asked 13 years ago

My strawberry plants are just starting to bear fruit but on some of the plants the ends of the leaves are curling in and some of the fruits are not properly formed. There in a well ventilated glasshouse and are watered well. It looks as if i may loose a lot of fruit.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Strawberry plants sometimes roll their leaves in the heat of a greenhouse.

The mis-shapen fruit is due to poor flower pollination, which should have been done by gently stirring the plants when in flower. Wind and bees do it naturally outdoors but some artifical polliantion may be necessary in a greenhouse.