Fragaria ananassa ‘Lila’
Set plants 51 cm (20″) apart.
Strawberry plants have a thick section of tissue called the “crown” between the stems and roots. Your plants should be planted so that the crown is even with the soil. Dig holes deep and wide enough to accommodate the entire root system without bending any roots.
Prefers a loamy, well-drained soil, pH 5.5-7. Full sun (6 to 10 hours a day of direct sunlight).
Grey mold, powdery mildew, Japanese beetles, spider mites, slugs.
September is the ideal month, but can be planted as soon as ground can be worked in the spring.
The shallow roots demand adequate watering. Mulch to reduce moisture loss and weeds.