Enjoy flavorful berries and fruit fresh from the garden! We offer a selection of fruit varieties to grow from seed, bare-root plants, or crowns. Choose from strawberry, melon, and rhubarb fruit seeds; bare-root blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry plants; or rhubarb crowns. We trial and select our line of fruit seeds and plants for success in less-than-optimal growing conditions as well as to offer a range of early-, mid-, late-season, and day-neutral varieties for harvesting across the widest possible window.
Follow the instructions in our Tech Sheet for growing traditional strawberries (Fragaria X ananassa) and alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca) from seed, for successful production-style gardening or direct-market farming.
Written by our research team, Written by our research team, here is the Key Growing Information for day-neutral, everbearing strawberry varieties from seeds or plugs: site selection, planting, spacing, mulching, irrigation, and harvesting. Read more for a successful harvest!
Follow the recommendations in this Tech Sheet for optimal success with strawberry production from your bare-root plants from Johnny's. *** Take special note of steps you should take immediately upon receipt of your perishable, bare-root strawberry plants.***
Written by our research team, here is the Key Growing Information for summer-bearing (June-bearing) strawberry varieties from bare-root plants, including cultural, planting, and harvesting recommendations. Read more for a successful harvest!
Follow the guidelines in our Tech Sheet for planting the bare-root form of any variety of strawberry (Fragaria spp.) in containers. Cultural notes are provided on life cycle, soil, planting, temperature, watering, and fertility.
Learn which raspberry varieties to plant, including summer-bearing, fall-bearing, and everbearing berries of several kinds and colors, for sequential, season-wide harvesting with Johnny's Raspberry Planting/Harvesting Program.
We recently caught up with Javier Zamora, owner of JSM Organics Farm, in Aromas and Royal Oaks, California. Javier, whose father was a farmer, started farming at age 11. Nowadays, Javier employs 25 workers full-time on the farm he named after his mother, Javier Sanchez Medina. We were curious to hear how Javier had made his way into organic growing in the Salinas Valley, one of the most productive growing regions of the country. We learned about his outreach work in the broader growing community and gained perspective on some of the greatest challenges and opportunities faced by farmers and farm workers in this region.
This article describes the basic steps of seed-starting in hydroponic systems and introduces some of the primary environmental variables that affect plant health and productivity in hydroponic systems.