Strawberries can be planted in fall or late winter for
spring harvest in mild winter regions. Plant strawberries in early spring for
summer and fall harvest where winters are cold.
There are three types of strawberries: summer-fruiting
strawberries also called Junebearing which ripen a single crop in late
spring or early summer, everbearing
strawberries which bear two crops each season, one in spring and a second in
fall, and day-neutral strawberries
which grow and bear year-round as long as it is not too cold or too hot.
Summer-bearing and everbearing strawberries are known as short-day strawberries. They produce
fruit when the days are short in spring, late fall, and winter. Day-neutral
strawberries fruit regardless of day length.