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Durban

Organic (F1) Strawberry Plugs

Product ID: 3973G

Organic strawberry plugs for field production.

Durban is a high-yielding, day-neutral field variety bred with fresh market growers in mind. Sets fruit the first year and bears from June through frost. Berries have excellent flavor and good shelf life. Compared to Elan, Durban produces more durable berries that are slightly less sweet. Grows best in hardiness Zones 5-8. Organically grown.

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  • This product does not ship outside the United States.
  • This product does not ship to the following states: AA,  AE,  AP,  AS,  FM,  GU,  MH,  MP,  PR,  PW,  VI.
15 Week Lead Time. Orders cannot be shipped prior to the indicated lead time. Plugs ship from our supplier Monday through Wednesday of your selected ship week via two-day service. Please provide a physical shipping address.
Order Minimums: Two flats of the same Strawberry variety of 128 plugs per flat, per order. Flats must be ordered in multiples of two. Phone orders may combine Strawberry plug varieties, or Strawberry and Herb plug varieties, to meet the minimum. To order mixed plug varieties by phone, please call us toll-free at 877-564-6697.

Cancellations: All orders are considered custom orders because plants are grown to your selection. Sorry, no cancellations.

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Fragaria spp.
CULTURE: Strawberries prefer a sunny to partially shaded location and moist, well-drained soil, richly fertilized with compost or aged manure, and a pH between 6.5-6.8. Prepare beds the previous fall or in early spring to get good control over perennial weeds.
PLANTING (SEEDS): Sow seeds thinly in March or April in a fine soilless mix. Press seeds into moist mix and keep moist until plants emerge in 2-3 weeks. Keep soil temperature between 60°F (16°C) and 75°F (24°C), if possible. Transplant to plug trays or 1-1 1/2" apart in flats, then to larger pots or planters for retailing full-size plants: 1 plant/3-4" pot; 3-5 plants/8" pot. Transplant outdoors anytime, 1' apart. 
PLANTING (PLANTS): Space plants 12-18" apart in rows 3-4' apart. Some growers prefer to plant the crowns with closer spacing (5-9" in-row spacing for single rows or staggered double rows with 10-20" in-row spacing) and to remove all runners during the entire life span of the bed. Set plants with the roots straight down into the soil, making sure the middle of the crown is level with the top of the soil. Irrigate and keep free of weeds. Mulch with straw in late fall when plants have started to go dormant to moderate freeze/thaw cycles and heaving. Pull mulch aside in spring when plants start to grow. Leave the mulch in the aisles to keep the fruit clean and help suppress weeds.
HARVEST: Plants will set fruit from midsummer through October. Production and berry size may decline during the hottest part of summer. Day-neutral beds will last for one to two growing seasons once established. Do not renovate day-neutral varieties.
NOTES: Encourage the plant to put its energy into becoming established by removing all the flower buds for the first 6 weeks after setting out your plants. We also recommend that you remove all the runners during the first year.
SPECS: 100 plants/100' row, or 14,520 plants/acre at 12" spacing, rows 3' apart.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Fragaria x ananassa
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
100-120 to fruit
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Grows Well in Containers