Frustrated by the lack of available Strawberry plants, we started growing out our own from dormant crowns last year. The results were amazing, and it was wonderful having Strawberry seedlings for nearly the entire year. We're doing it again for 2016!


Orders will be ready to pick up at our
Annual Spring Kick-Off Sale on March 11th and 12th.


What doesn’t sell out will be available at the Nursery and at our Farmers Markets.

The varieties we’ve selected are excellent for growing in Southern California; in fact, in our own garden, we’ve been growing Sequoia and Chandler for years, and really love both of them.

Strawberries grow very happily in EarthBoxes (use your Red Mulch Cover!), and will produce for several years - we can attest to this! Or grow them anywhere the fruits can hang over an edge...the edges of a raised bed, for example.

They want lots of sunshine, a slightly acidic pH (5.5 - 6.8), and excellent drainage. They are shallow-rooted and don’t want to compete with weeds! Mulching with plastic, pine needles or straw is advisable to keep berries free of an infestation of weeds, diseases, slugs, snails and sow bugs.

Water your plants regularly, keeping the soil moist, but not soggy, as that can cause them to rot. Overhead watering also invites fungal problems. Fertilize monthly with a good organic fertilizer.


There are basically two categories of Strawberries:


June Bearers

June Bearing varieties generally produce one large, single crop in Spring to early Summer. They will be productive for 3-4 weeks. Picking the blossoms off June Bearers the first year will increase yield the second year. These types are a good choice if you want to make jam, pies or preserves as you will have them all at once.


Everbearers

These varieties are not as prolific as June Bearers but are suited for gardeners who want a constant supply of berries throughout the Summer. Great for snacking on while out in the garden!


Why not grow some of both?



Sequoia Strawberries  **  PRE-ORDER NOW FOR FEBRUARY PICK-UP!  **

There’s never a consensus on whether Sequoia is a June Bearer or an Everbearer, but there is a consensus that it’s a fantastic berry! One of the best tasting (and a personal favorite!), it produces lots of very sweet, dark red fruits for a period of 3-4 years, getting more flavorful every year. Produces beautifully in California and the Southern states. Sends out lots of runners which can be easily rooted for another generation!

$15 per 6-pack


Chandler Strawberries  **  PRE-ORDER NOW FOR FEBRUARY PICK-UP!  **

Developed initially for commercial use at UC Davis, Chandler has become a popular home variety because of its distinct flavor and sweetness. Colorful and juicy all the way through, the fruits on this June Bearer will be abundant for up to a month beginning in March in California; each plant can produce one basket of berries in optimal conditions. Very cold hardy, and according the the L.A. Times, Chandlers will produce sweeter fruits when exposed to a moderate chill.

$15 per 6-pack


Mara des Bois Strawberries  **  PRE-ORDER NOW FOR FEBRUARY PICK-UP!  **

A French Everbearing hybrid variety which was introduced in 1991, Mara Des Bois has become wildly popular in markets in that country, and has recently become available here on the West Coast. A distant relative of the woodland Strawberry, it produces highly aromatic, small to medium fruits, that are extremely rich and sweet. With full sun it bears heavily throughout the season, into Fall, and again in the following Spring.

$18 per 6-pack