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Q.First Bloom On Strawberry Plants Do They Need To Be Picked

Zone Bathurst NB E2A 3E5 | eileencedroff added on June 29, 2020 | Answered

This is first year for seascape everbearing strawberries, bare root. Is it necessary to pick off the first blooms?

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Answered on July 1, 2020

It isn't necessary, as they will continue on as usual. It is a way to make the plant, as a whole, grow bigger and faster. My standard protocol for fresh strawberry planting is to pluck flowers for the first year.

Here is an article to help you to grow strawberries to their potential:


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