How Strawberries Are Made

Shawn Hodson

When to plant

Strawberries should be planted in the spring. This is usually in March or April so the plants can be well grown before the hot weather arrives. They should not be planted if the soil is wet, wait for the soil to dry.

Caring for strawberries

Strawberries need well drained soil, thats high in organic matter. They need at least 6 hours of sun per day. They also need about one inch of water per week during the growing season.

Shipping strawberries

You must get a phytosanitary certificate for each shippment. Then the shippment must be inspected to make sure there are only clean safe plants. If the inspection reveals contamination, there are government approved methods for cleaning the plants. Once the plants have been properly inspected and certified, the packaging must be sealed so no pests or diseases can infest the clean plants when their on their way to the destination. The producers of strawberries are farmers. Strawberries are agricultural products.