Figure 1. Bareroot strawberry transplant straight from the box and ready to plant. (this and all subsequent photos by G. J. Holmes) Virtually all strawberry plants grown to produce fruit were planted as a transplant. Transplants take on many forms, but in California we use bareroot transplants (Fig. 1). Why not use seeds instead? Those … Continue reading Why don’t we grow strawberries from seed?
Previous graduate student Scott Cosseboom (Cal Poly AEPS 2015 & 2017) collecting an isolate of Botrytis cinerea from a rotting fruit in the field. Click on image to view Scott’s thesis. (Photo by G. J. Holmes) Welcome to the Cal Poly Strawberry Center BLOGThis idea started at our 2021 Field Day where almost 100 growers and PCAs … Continue reading Let’s get started!