Spacing Strawberries - Knowledgebase Question

Palmdale, CA
Question by pgreenleaf
February 14, 1998
I am going to be purchasing Burpee's season-long strawberries. How far apart should they be planted?


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Answer from NGA
February 14, 1998

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Strawberries should be spaced about 1 1/2 to 2 feet apart in rows, with 4 feet between the rows, to allow space for the runners they'll send out. Be sure to pinch off the flowers the first year so your plants will put all of their energy into growinghealthy crowns. Next year you can allow the flowers to remain and harvest the berries.

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