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Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Blossom Removal On Strawberries

This article was published originally on 5/6/1992
In order to establish a productive strawberry planting, proper care after planting is essential. During the first growing season, all the blossoms should be removed from June-bearing strawberries. If the berries are allowed to develop, they will reduce plant growth, runner production, and next year's crop. Check the plants once a week and remove the blossoms by pinching or cutting. Flower production should cease by early July.

With everbearing and day-neutral strawberries, remove all blossoms until early July. Any flowers which bloom after this period may be allowed to develop into fruit. The first berries should ripen in August and continue until frost.



This article originally appeared in the May 6, 1992 issue, p. 72.

Year of Publication: 
1992
Issue: 
IC-463(10) -- May 6, 1992