strawberries, fruit drop

Asked August 3, 2020, 4:25 PM EDT

My Tribute strawberries are falling off of the plant. The stem is attached. Most are still green.

Boulder County Colorado

1 Response

Hello,

I'm sorry for your strawberry problem. Honestly, I don't know why your strawberries are dropping before ripening. Perhaps answering a few questions can lead us to the answer.

Is this your first crop or have you successfully grown Tribute strawberries before this season? How old is your bed? Is it irrigated from overhead? Is the bed sufficiently moist at all times. Any stress on plants that you have noticed? Do you fertilized? How much? When? Are the beds mulched and protected in the winter? Any possible contamination from pesticides or insecticides?Any garden debris in the bed under the plants?

Photos are always helpful. Image of plant, root of plant, crown, flowers, fruit. Photos may give us a clue. I'm sorry that I don't have an answer for you, today. However, if you can answer some of the questions and possibly send photos I'm sure that we can find a resolution.