November 21st, 2017

Strawberries

Strawberries are a favorite here in the Willamette Valley and it’s no surprise since they probably grow and produce here better than just about any other place in the world. So, go ahead and try your hand at growing some strawberries. They don’t take up much space, they produce a lot of fruit, and there is nothing like a fresh strawberry straight from your yard.

Care & Location


Strawberries are actually great container plants, so don’t worry about space requirements. You can plant strawberries in pretty much anything that will hold some soil, including hanging baskets. If you have more space and ambition, it’s also ideal to plant strawberries in long, mound rows.

Keep in mind that few strawberries grown here will be as big as the California-grown ones in the store. But what they lack in size, they make up in taste. As for options, June-bearers are a staple in Oregon and produce over a few weeks in June while ever-bearing strawberries are more popular in small-scale gardens because they fruit for an extended time during the season. However, the ever-bearing variety have a lower quality fruit than the June-bearing strawberries.