Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds

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Greenhouse Performer

Greenhouse Performer

This symbol is assigned to only those varieties that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment. These varieties have been selected based on proven vigor and disease resistance to sustain healthy growth through a longer season, high yields to justify the investment in the structure, and excellent flavor and appearance.

Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Use for hanging baskets

Use for hanging baskets

Variety does well as a hanging basket.

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246M

Product ID: 246M

Early shipment for Mother's Day baskets.

Day-neutral. This variety was originally bred for California climates, but is gaining popularity elsewhere in the country due to its potential for high yields of large berries. Excellent choice for containers, or for a plasticulture crop. These plants ship in late February to plant in time for Mother's Day hanging baskets. Grows best in Zones 4-9.

All strawberry plants are shipped from March through April

Product Price Qty
246M25 Units  $17.00 
246M100 Units  $35.00 
246M500 Units  $105.00 
246M1,000 Units  $155.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   Begins first year

Plant Cycle:   (P)  

Product Symbols:

Greenhouse Performer   Grows Well in Containers   Use for hanging baskets  

Shipping Information & Notes

This product cannot be shipped to the following states:AA, AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI

This product cannot be shipped to Canada

This product cannot be shipped outside the United States

These strawberry plants are shipped in early March for fruit in time for Mother's Day.

Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery. They are shipped via FedEx, so please remember to provide a street address. Shipments to AK and HI ship via FedEx Air. Zone C shipping charges will apply.

Growing Information

Strawberries

CULTURE: Strawberries grow well in well-drained soils in a sunny location. Soil pH for strawberries should be between 6.0 and 6.8, with added organic matter for best growth. Strawberries do best when they receive 1-2" of rainfall or the equivalent each week, depending on soil type. When planting, two factors are critical: depth of planting, and soil compression. Plants will fail to flourish if roots are too deep or too shallow, and if the soil is not packed firmly around the roots. Our experience indicates that keeping the roots moist is critical for transplanting success. It is important to note that production and berry size in day neutrals can sometimes decline during the hottest part of summer. Cooler temperatures of autumn will bring a return of berry size and yield.
PLANTING: Set plants in desired container or hanging basket as soon as they arrive to be sure they have enough time to fruit. Plant 1 plant per 3-4" pot or 3-5 plants per 8" pot/hanging basket. Set plants with the roots straight down. Care should be taken that plants are set with the middle of the crown level with the top of the soil (see illustration). Water well to get your plants off to the best start. Use a 75°F(24°C)/55°F(13°C) day/night temperature cycle.
SOIL NUTRITION: Maintaining optimal soil nutrition with compost - or 10/10/10 if using non-organic fertilizers - will result in good, vigorous plant growth. Fertilize in small quantities on a regular basis to encourage adequate growth and to avoid over-fertilization. Over-fertilizing leads to weak, disease-prone growth and soft berries.


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