TopVeg – growing veg,fruit&herbs

September 26, 2009

Renovating Strawberry Plants.

Filed under: fruit — Tags: — TopVeg @ 12:19 pm

Immediately summer strawberries have finished cropping, the old tops are removed. This involves cutting off all the leaves, new and old, and
removing all plant debris. Care must be taken not to injure the crowns
(the central growing point, just above soil level).

This process of removing the leaves prevents the overwintering of botrytis & other pests and diseases.

strawberry-leaves-off

strawberry-leaves-off

The photo below shows the row of  Honeoye strawberries. They have
stopped producing fruit, so all the tops have been removed.

strawberry-row

strawberry-row

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  1. [...] soft fruit - if not already done. Strawberry leaves are cut back to the crowns, so that all the old diseased leaves are discarded and fresh new [...]

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