Make sure you have your strawberry plants sorted so you can enjoy delicious fresh strawberries picked straight from the garden. The popular Camarosa variety produces medium sized red fruit with firm flesh and excellent flavour. Producing a light, early crop followed by a heavy summer crop, this variety is high yeilding. The fresh juicy fruit can be used to brighten and sweeten desserts, while also making a delicious snack.
Recommended planting is during Winter and Spring.
Choose a spot in full sun.
High resistance to wet weather.
Suitable for Northern and Central districts.
Vigorous growth habit.
Give these vigorous plants wide spacing.
Planting strawberries in NZ's winter temperatures will produce a larger crop over the season.
Regular feeding & watering is essential. Apply a complete fertiliser during the growing seasons and keep moist in dry conditions. Plant in moist, well drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Short day type - flowers are initiated by short day lengths. Fruit ripen 20-35 days from flowering depending on climate, with light crops in early summer, followed by a main crop in December - January.