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Types of Strawberries

Strawberries are classified as June bearing, everbearing or day neutral.

  • They should receive full sun at least eight hours every day.
  • They are adapted to nearly all areas of Colorado, even high elevations.
  • Strawberry beds generally are kept for three years.

June bearers

Junebearers produce fruit for several weeks in June from buds formed the previous August. Commercial growers use them most often because they prefer to get a large crop at one time. Junebearers can be damaged by late frosts in our area.

Everbearers

Everbearers produce a large crop of fruit in June and another towards the end of summer. Their flowering, and thereby fruit, production hinges on the specific length of daylight hours at those times of the year.

Day Neutral varieties

Relatively new on the market, Day Neutral varieties produce fruit throughout the summer months and are not dependent upon length of daylight or time of year.

Strawberries will do well in almost any good, well-drained soil. However, a sandy loam soil with southern exposure will produce the best results.

For more information on strawberries, see CSU Factsheet 0.7000

Photograph courtesy of Judy Sedbrook.

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