Strawberries are bright, colorful vining plants in gardens, pots and hanging planters. "Fragoo Pink" strawberries bring even more color, with bubblegum-pink blooms and 3-foot runners. This strawberry cultivar requires standard strawberry care in regard to sun, soil and nutrition, and can last for years in the right situation. Keep your "Fragoo" strawberries in the right sites, with the right water and nutrition, for years of strawberry harvests.
Things You'll Need
- Organic compost
- Hand fork
Plant Fragoo strawberries in a mixture of natural soil and organic compost in outdoor plantings, or organic compost and quick-draining potting soil in pots and containers. These plants need good drainage and nutrition in their soil.
Keep Fragoo strawberries in areas with full sun exposure and good air circulation. They grow in partial sun, but may not bear full harvests. These strawberries will not grow in puddles or areas with poor circulation.
Water Fragoo strawberries with 2 inches of water every week after planting. Put 2 inches of organic mulch over the soil to keep it warm and moist, and to eliminate weed growth. Pull weeds if they grow, as strawberries suffer from competition.
Prune flowers off the Fragoo strawberry plants until mid-summer to encourage vegetative growth. Allow flower growth starting in mid-summer for blooming and fruit production.
Feed strawberries in mid-summer when blooming starts. Use balanced 12-12-12 fertilizer at a rate of 1 lb. per 50 feet of row, or per manufacturer directions. Mix the fertilizer into the soil 2 inches from the row of strawberries, then water. Don't let the fertilizer touch strawberry stems or foliage, as it will burn them.
Tips & Warnings
- "Fragoo Pink" strawberries are early everbearing strawberries, and don't require yearly renovation. Replant the strawberry plot every three years for continued production.