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Friday Favorite: Strawberries in October

October 25th, 2013

This spring I planted 25 ‘Seascape’ strawberry plants in my garden. They took their time getting settled in and finally started producing a few berries last month. They’re really in the swing of things right now. I’m not the only one growing these beauties, there’s a stand at the farmers market that has had them for the last month as well.
It’s kind of crazy to be harvesting fresh strawberries from my own garden at the end of October. I’m not complaining, a handful of fresh strawberries is just as good in October as it is in June. It’s kind of like the last hurrah of summer before the snow flies!

Do you have any ever bearing strawberries in your garden?

12 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Strawberries in October”
  1. Joan on October 25, 2013 at 6:42 am

    No, but I’m getting oodles of raspberries from my everbearers. Yum!

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    • Susy on October 25, 2013 at 7:35 am

      MMMM, are those the starts you gave me? Can’t wait to have some of those as well in the coming years!

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      • Joan on October 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

        Yes they are Susy. They should start bearing next year, but it’ll take a few years for them to become really productive.

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  2. angie h on October 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

    yum! I bet Mr. Chiots is in heaven!!

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  3. Maybelline on October 25, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I do. I enjoy strawberries practically every month…but it’s California.

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  4. Nebraska Dave on October 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Susy, strawberries in October? I’ve never heard of strawberries that late in the season. I am planning to eventually have berries in my garden. A friend said there will be some black berries for me when she cleans out her patch. Free is always good, don’t you think?

    The garden cleanup continues here. Most of Terra Nova Gardens is cleaned up and ready for mulching. My backyard raised beds still need to be cleaned up and covered with mulch from my own yard’s leaf/grass mixture.

    Have a great strawberry picking/eating day.

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  5. Colleen on October 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I just added Seascape strawberries to our strawberry patch this year. They have become one of my favorite strawberry varieties. Not only do you get strawberries well into October, the summer berries are large, sweet and very juicy.

    We have everbearing raspberries too, however our raspberries were infested with a mean fruit fly, the spotted wing drosophilia, which destroyed most of our crop this year.

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  6. Deb on October 25, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I have whatever was started a decade ago. they grew and intermingled and then were moved to raised beds. I let them fill in the spaces and that’s how I got 43 qt. from 3 8X4 beds. They have bloomed about constantly the last several month and we’ve been getting a few so far even until after our first frost. I never dig out runners? Why? Well, why would I kill free plants? No idea what kind anymore.

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  7. Marcia on October 26, 2013 at 12:55 am

    No, but they are in future plans. I learned that in gardening slow and steady wins the race.

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  8. Nita on October 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

    We planted Seascape this year too, but in our area they don’t seem to be as prolific as Tristar. We’re still getting berries though off of both varieties. Seascape put on larger berries than Tristar but has’t performed nearly as well, but it is the first year so I’m not giving up hope. Both are excellent, and a welcome relief to the work of June bearing strawberries.

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  9. Alley on October 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I just tore out my summer garden because of frost and noticed my strawberries had really taken off and was so surprised!

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  10. Caroline on October 26, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Mmmm! I would LOVE to grow my own strawberries!

    When we purchased our house 4 years ago we were happy to see that we had preexisting raspberry bushes. Until this spring/summer I never spent much time outdoors so I wasn’t actually sure when the raspberry’s ripened as the birds and squirrels always got to them first. This year I was happy to discover that we have both spring and summer bushes! We were able to harvest a few small bowls full of berries this past summer and a very few berries just last week. (I cut back the bushes severely in the spring because it was a massive mess in need of grooming. I kind of regret doing it!)

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