Everbearing strawberry plants also known as perpetual fruiting types, will produce crops multiple times during the growing season, allowing fruit to be harvested over a much wider period of time than some other strawberry types. Perfect for those who want multiple harvests of super flavoursome fruits!
They will start to flower at more or less at the same time as other strawberries but continue to produce flowers and fruit until the weather becomes too cold in October. However, it is possible to extend the fruiting period by protecting your plants with cloches in the autumn.
The main reason for growing these varieties is to obtain two fruit harvests- in late summer and autumn. For best results it is recommended that any flowers produced before the end of May are cut off to encourage maximum production of fruit from July onwards. Later flowers should all be left on, even in the first year. Cultivation differs from that of standard varieties in that fewer runners are produced and, as these flower and fruit immediately, they should not be removed. Also, plants should not be defoliated in summer. Instead, old leaves should be removed and beds cleaned up in late winter.