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Jun 9, 2020 3:16 PM CST

Hello!

I planted a few strawberry plants for my kids last summer. We had very little luck with them, all the fruit ripened when the berries were very small and dry, almost like raisins. I thought the issue was that the plants were new to our garden and maybe would produce better fruit this summer. No luck, the plants look great but the fruit is still small and shriveled up, not edible at all. We live in Ontario Canada, plants are in full sun with nice organic soil. I've attached a few pics of what the fruit looks like. I'm on the verge of pulling the plants and replacing them unless someone can help!
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Jun 14, 2020 7:47 PM CST

Does anyone have advice?
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Jun 14, 2020 9:45 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Are they Alpine strawberries?
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Jun 15, 2020 4:50 AM CST

That's lack of pollination: try planting something near your strawberries that attracts pollinating insects. Since you live in Ontario you may want to consider Perovskia (Russian sage) since it's fully hardy and requires minimal care. Borage is a possibility for annuals and some folks eat it as well. Hilarious!
The Saviour.
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