Vegetables and Fruit forum: Ozark Beauty Strawberries-HELP!

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Name: Serina
San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Sempervivums Container Gardener
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HeartMamaTX
May 21, 2016 6:03 PM CST
I grow succulents, mostly Sempervivum, but today my grandmother came to visit and gave me two Ozark Beauty Strawberry plants. What do I need to know? One has several flowers on it already. I have googled growing strawberries and there is a wealth of information but what are the most important things I need to know? Please help!

dr_duke
May 30, 2016 3:55 AM CST
Ozark Beauty strawberries are a small, sweet ever-bearing strawberry. They need a lot of mulch around them or planted in rows covered with black plastic. This will keep the roots warm; weeds down; and conserves moisture. If there is a freeze coming, spray the plants and blooms with a fine mist of water. The ice that forms will protect the plants and blooms. Pick the fruit frequently; the more you pick, the more blooms and fruits are produced. Plant the suckers for next year's crop.

These strawberries are very sweet and taste great, but have a short shelf life. Freeze or preserve the fruit to store past the growing season.

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