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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 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 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: Transplant the plugs into single rows or staggered double rows with 12" between plants, and 36" between rows. Place the plugs so that the bottoms of the plants are level with the soil surface – strawberry plants will not thrive if planted too shallow or too deep. Remove any flowers that form for six weeks after planting, and remove all runners during the first summer of growth in order to allow the root systems to become established. Because these varieties are day-neutral, they will flower and bear fruit from midsummer until frost. Mulch with straw in late fall when plants have died back. 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 bear fruit in the late summer and early fall of the first year, with a normal, full-harvest season beginning in late spring of the second 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).
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.
Grows Well in Containers Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies