- Fruits: berries (strawberries)
- Production Systems: general crop production
Extending the strawberry season improves profits, and day-neutral plug plants have shown good survival rates and higher yields than bare-root plants. Because day-neutral plug plants are not readily available in the U.S., exploring on-farm production is worth exploring. The farmer will grow three U.K. varieties, induce improved runner growth, and then use the runners for field planting in the late summer and early fall. Outreach will be through an extension publication and through winter grower meetings.