fall strawberries

Asked August 9, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT

I want to plant strawberries this fall in Somerset County, Crisfield, Maryland. Our zone is between 7 and 8 and we are near the waters of the Chesapeake so it gets hot and steamy in summer. What varieties would perform best in my raised beds? I have read that fall planting can allow some harvest the next spring. Is that true? I am looking for a June bearing variety that produces a large crop one time in spring.

Somerset County Maryland fruit strawberry planting

1 Response

Although strawberries can be planted in fall in such places as California and Florida, they are usually planted in spring in Maryland. You are unlikely to find transplants in the fall, but if you do, it may be worth the experiment. Typically you will find lots of healthy transplants in the spring. The following publication may be helpful:
http://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruit-profiles/strawberries
LS