strawberries

Asked September 12, 2017, 11:56 AM EDT

I cut my plants back to about 3" high after the harvest. Do I also cut them back in the fall?

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1 Response

Hello,

This is from another response to your same question-

"Cut back your June-bearing strawberries any time after they have finished fruiting. Cut back ever-bearing strawberries in early fall. Mowing them to about 3" high works if you do not damage the crown.

Followup question---After the regrowth from cutting it back do you leave the regrowth alone until the next growing season?

Answer---Yes - you do not need to keep cutting it back.

-Joy Jones Oregon State University Extension Educator, 4-H & General Agriculture"


For your reference, here are some Extension links on Strawberries-

https://www.purdue.edu/hla/sites/yardandgarden/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/HO-46.pdf

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/selecting_strawberry_varieties_for_your_garden

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