Strawberries. Original by Bridgette Nue’s class Modified by Georgia Agricultural education Curriculum Office July, 2002. In the next couple of minutes I am going to be letting you know how to grow, pick, the history and all about the fruit strawberries. The Plant.
Original by Bridgette Nue’s class
Modified by Georgia Agricultural education Curriculum Office
The strawberry is an herbaceous perennial.
Perennial portion of the plant is the crown, which is the stem
The crown produces roots, leaves, branch crowns and flowers
Strawberries plants are shallow rooted with 50% to 90% of the root in the top 6’’ of the soil
The center plant is set correctly, with the soil just covering the tops of the roots. The plant on the left is set too shallow, the plant on the right too deep
strawberries are very sensitive to the frost in the spring.
Mulches that have covered the plants during the winter months should be removed in the early spring
be careful not to over pick strawberries because they quickly mold when left at room temperature
Magnesium 16.60 mgPhosphorus 31.54 mgPotassium 44.82 mgSelenium 1.16 mgVitamin C 94.12 mgFolate 29.38 mcgVitamin A 44..82 IUNutrition Facts, 1 Cup Of Strawberries