Answer: Removing the strawberry blossoms from first year plants is a good idea. It allows all of the plant's energy to go back into the roots and crown, making the plant stronger and able to bear larger, more abundant fruit the following year. You can cut or pinch the blossom out at the stem, or remove the stem and blossom, all in one operation. If you pluck the flower only, the stem will wither and die, falling from the plant all on its own, just as if you had harvested a berry. Either way is perfectly fine.
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