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How Long Does It Take to Grow Strawberries?

How long does it take for strawberry plants to produce fruit?

How long does it take for strawberry plants to produce fruit?

How Long Do Strawberries Take to Grow?

Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow, but you do have to have a little patience. It is worth the wait, though, because homegrown strawberries are a really special treat.

I guess I should start by saying that I really love growing strawberries. I have experimented with many methods over the years. There is something really special about being able to serve a plate of fresh strawberries to your friends at the end of a meal or just enjoy them yourself as a treat during the day.

Gardening container strawberries is something that comes second nature to me now. I don't use any special fertilizers; I just go for straight organic gardening techniques.

You can choose whether you want to grow your strawberries in a raised bed or a hanging pot. Also, you can plant them in a specially prepared garden. I like to keep my strawberries separate so I can easily harvest them, but I have also been known to fill up some blank spots in other flowerbeds with a couple of strawberry runners!

How long does it take to grow strawberries? Well, it depends on quite a number of factors. These factors include the following:

  • What type of strawberry plant you are using.
  • What type of garden you are planting into.
  • This time of year in which you are planting your strawberries.
  • How well you have prepared your soil.

The combination of these factors means that strawberries can take anywhere from 2 to 3 months or longer.

Fresh strawberries

Fresh strawberries

Tips for Growing Strawberries

The best tip I can give you for getting a quick harvest out of your strawberry plantings is: don't rush anything. Like any other fruit, strawberries have a primetime, and it is best to just accept that you can't have strawberries all year round if you want to grow them in your own garden.

They have a season, and that means that they will come to fruit towards the middle or end of winter if you live in a hot climate. In more temperate climates, you will get a longer season that can last well into summer.

When you go to the shop to buy strawberries, you can come away disappointed. This is what compelled me to grow my own in the first place. Commercially produced crops are sprayed to enhance color to make it appear that the strawberries are ripe when they are simply not ready to be eaten at all.

Why can't we just accept that nature must have its way to get the best fruit? We must exercise patience and restraint to maximize our enjoyment of these wonderful fruits.


Annaj zukarnin on June 23, 2020:

Can i plant strawberries this summer??

Sandra Ford on June 18, 2020:

First time for me growing strawberry.just planted to plants 2 weeks ago.will I get any strawberry;s this summer?

Kat on May 05, 2020:

I am in Minnesota and it’s summer how long does it take

Suh Valentine on September 23, 2019:

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Am a farmer i really love to produce strawberry but want to know it disavantages

Kitty on April 20, 2019:

We just started growing the strawberries so thanks for the tips!

Lara Croft on February 14, 2019:

Man I’ve got strawberries for days !

strawburr on May 30, 2017:

We just got our straberry kit fro Biglots and began Memorial Day 2017 (yesterday). This is an indoro/ outdoor kit and I dont think we are getting strawberries any time soon! Here's hoping we see something by mid- end of summer '17!

I always to the straw through the strawberry trick to get rid of the green stem!!

Khameron on May 11, 2017:

This was so helpful that was able to grow my own strawberries. #Strawberry lover

q on April 20, 2016:

who likes strawberries

selfmade14 on April 19, 2016:

im planting strawberries today how long do it take its indoors

hunter r on April 08, 2016:

i live in Oregon eugene and i planted them like 1 and 1/2 weeks ago and I'm going a time lapse when should i start seeing green

Angela on March 10, 2016:

yay thanks for the hlep

sohoo on February 09, 2016:

I will buy your strawberries

e3rdrftf on October 19, 2015:

How long does it take for them to grow

bube on July 24, 2015:

Am in Nigeria, lagos how many days does it take

Keene on July 21, 2015:

I live in the caribbean ( st Lucia) and i planted strawberries took 2-3 days

jeff on May 05, 2015:

I planted my strawberries in Alabama. How long will it take them to grow.

U the on April 12, 2015:

i planted my strawberries today and and it is 76 degrees how long will it be before i see my strawberries

Mimai on March 17, 2015:

great suggestions

me on November 27, 2014:

i planted my about 4 months ago, it is still a teeny seedling and slightly dying.

ana on October 05, 2014:

how long does it take to grow strawberries

Andy on April 25, 2014:

I want to grow strawberries

I live in Marquette,MI do

Do strawberries grow in Marquette?

Ana on January 13, 2014:

Heyyyyy if I plant strawberrys tomorrow will they ripen in the next twelve days ? What is the fruit or veggie that will take the least time ? Thx reply back ! ASAP THANKS

Ramon on October 16, 2013:

Hi from Melbourne Australia.

I placed a strawberry plant in a jar of "magatized water" and it beared fruit in 13 days.

Christian on October 14, 2013:

I think your idea is cool

kate on June 29, 2013:

wow that's cool thanks :)

titat on May 16, 2013:

love them

lizjose on May 16, 2013:

i think that in florida the strawberries grow faster

Waimana Rossi-Baker on July 11, 2012:

I bought some strawberries and I am feading them worm tea.

How long would it take to grow?

cat lover on May 17, 2012:

i planted straberries and.... up sprouted blueberries! what did i do wrong?

Tori on May 05, 2012:

Hello, I live in Missouri and was interested in growing my own Strawberries, which kind of Strawberries do you think would be best to grow?

Eop on May 01, 2012:

I bought strawberry bulbs and planted them in pots over a month ago and haven't even seen so much as a green anything! No sprouts, nothing. I planted everbearing strawberries and Ozark. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Super guy on April 23, 2012:

How long does it take to grow strawberrys

ian Mcgirr on April 23, 2012:

I planted my well over a year ago and there are no fruits forming, it looks more like a weed now, any idea ?

me on April 21, 2012:

what if i don't want to wait that long

florida on March 31, 2012:

How long does it take if you like in florida

Georgia on May 28, 2011:

Thank you for the handy tips IRT the growing of strawberries,we have started to grow our own strawberries at home and we are waiting patiently.

roxanne on January 04, 2011:

I've tried growing strawberries for the last five years--to no avail. i've tried in the garden, in a raised bed, and in a container. in the garden, they began growing well, but i think a squirel found the container, they never grew at all, is it possible they got too much water?... in the raised bed, I never saw fruit and they didn't come back after winter. do you have any special tips for me??

Growing Strawberries Fan on July 23, 2010:

Great article on very interesting topic. There are many sorts of strawberry plants like perpetual and summer season strawberries. I think the answer to the question depends on that.

devon on May 24, 2010:

i thank 4 weeks

handygardener (author) on May 18, 2010:

About 2-3 weeks

Teri on May 18, 2010:

I just planted my strawberry seeds today in a strawberry pot. I live in Houston, Texas and today it's 90 degrees. I have the same question. When should I expect to see my strawberries??

handygardener (author) on April 17, 2010:

Probably about 1-2 weeks before you see any real growth, but it depends on the variety and where you are in the world.

Destiney on April 17, 2010:

i planted my strawbarries about a week ago how long will it take for tthem to start growing?

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