We grow “fall” strawberries, which are properly known as “day neutral” strawberries. What this means, is that the plant produces flowers and fruit regardless of day length. Traditional June bearing strawberries are “long day” plants, meaning they flower and fruit as day length increases in the spring. Once summer has come and the days begin to get shorter, they no longer bear fruit. Day neutral berries continue to fruit even as the days get shorter. So berries are available until the first hard frost of the season – usually early October in this area.
Fall strawberries are an excellent compliment to fall pumpkin picking here at the farm. Our customers really enjoy coming to choose a pumpkin and fall decorations for Thanksgiving and getting some fresh berries at the same time!