AMES, Iowa – Gardeners can learn how to grow strawberries throughout the state with Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden (PM 717), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.
Richard Jauron, ISU Extension horticulturist, says there are three types of strawberries, June-bearing, everbearing and day-neutral strawberries. The publication describes the growth and fruiting characteristics of the three strawberry types, along with recommendations for planting sites and plant sources. It also includes tips for planting, weed management, disease and insect control, harvesting and winter protection.
“Fresh strawberries are a favorite of almost everyone,” said Jauron. “Strawberries are relatively easy to grow in Iowa and are hardy throughout the state.”