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alang

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Strawberry Timescales?
« on: June 21, 2020, 03:24:21 pm »
We planted a strawberry plant late last year that my wife bought for £1 from the local school at the end of term. It had two runners on it and we let it do it's thing over winter. Well i now have about 40 plants :)

There was a flurry of flowers about 3 weeks ago with the odd one still appearing. My question is. Roughly when should i expect fruit? I have no idea what breed of plant it is.
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doganjo

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Re: Strawberry Timescales?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 03:58:05 pm »
Beechgrove Garden last week said 4 weeks from flowers appearing. Hope they are right - waiting patiently with  :fc: :fc:

They need full sun, plenty water, and protection undermeath from slugs etc and above from birds,and easy access for you to eat them  :innocent: :eyelashes:.     Mine are in big pots either side of the back door  :roflanim:
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 04:00:01 pm by doganjo »
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alang

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Re: Strawberry Timescales?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 04:04:08 pm »
Well they are getting on 4 weeks now and i cannot see any fruit growing. Plenty of the centres of the flower heads where the petals have come off.
They are netted though. I've learned about birds stealing fruit with my blackcurrant plants :(
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doganjo

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Re: Strawberry Timescales?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 04:21:36 pm »
Well they are getting on 4 weeks now and i cannot see any fruit growing. Plenty of the centres of the flower heads where the petals have come off.
They are netted though. I've learned about birds stealing fruit with my blackcurrant plants :(
The centres will swell up soon, but might take a wee while if the wind blew the petals off prematurely.  that hppened with some of mine so I have varying sizes.  They do need sun now though. - and rememeber to remove suckers and the largest leaves
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Fleecewife

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Re: Strawberry Timescales?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 11:44:06 pm »
Strawberry flowers can be damaged by frost so no, or misshapen fruits develop. Indoors, they may not get pollinated.  Our indoor ones have been and gone  :yum:  and the outside ones have small green fruits on which are swelling rapidly.
Given Womble's famous non fruiting blueberries, are you sure the plant you bought is a strawberry and not a buttercup  :coat: .  Buttercups love to grow amongst strawberries for the pure joy of misleading humans! They look very similar.
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