The Q&A Archives: Mixing Strawberry Varieties

Question: My 4 year old strawberry bed has a few bare spots and I would like to fill in with new plants. Does it matter if I mix varieties? I don't remember what I planted 4 years ago. Also is it too late to plant new plants? Thank you. Gardener NE Oklahoma

Answer: As long as the strawberries in your bed are all June bearing plants, not everbearers, then it really doesn't matter which variety you grow in the bare spots. It would be nice to match early varieties or late varieties together, but the time differenceof fruiting is only a few weeks, so it shouldn't disrupt the care of the bed. In the future, try to map out the beds with the variety names so you'll know which varieties grow and taste the best!

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