STRAWBERRIES FOR THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA


Strawberries are grown in the Panhandle of Florida as an annual crop. They are usually planted between September and early November. The soil should be well drained with a PH of 5.5 to 6.5. Work in 10-5-10 fertilizer with micro minerals at a rate of 2 pounds per 10 foot of row.

A raised bed will help you with water control because of the amount of rain that may be received in the panhandle from December until April. If you use plastic instead of mulch, a drip hose of some type will have to be placed in the soil before the plastic is installed. Slots may be made in the plastic 12 inches apart and plants inserted. Plant the strawberries at the same dept they were when removed from the beds. Cover to the top of the roots without covering the upper part of the plant. More information is available from our link to the University of Florida.


VARIETIES FOR THE PANHANDLE


SWEET CHARLIE                        JEWEL                       SCARLET RUTGERS (NEW 2016)


CHANDLER                                  OZARK BEAUTY 


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