Beginner Gardener - Strawberries?

Asked June 20, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

I have some strawberries in hanging baskets, and I was wondering what the photo I attached is. They look like strawberries but never reach a big size. I got my first flower on one of the strawberries today. This was after I got rid of all of the runners. So I am just wondering what the things are in the picture?

Denver County Colorado fruits and vegetables

1 Response

That looks like the undeveloped fruit. Possible causes include poor fertilization, underwatering or low temperatures. Please see this fact sheet for more information on growing strawberries: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07000.html