Strawberry, Evie-2 PPAF
Fruits in spring, summer and fall!
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- Choose a location with loose, well-drained soil containing plenty of organic matter.
- Strawberries may also be planted in containers or pyramid gardens, as an edging for flower and shrub borders or in matted beds and rows.
- To grow in rows, space strawberry plants 18-24 inches apart in rows 3-5 feet apart. Runners will form new plants and eventually form a solid bed.
Planting Bare Root Plants:
- Soak roots in lukewarm water two hours before planting.
- Trim roots to 3 inches long and pick off any blossoms or dead leaves.
- Using a trowel, open a hole large enough to spread roots out without bunching roots.
- Set plants in the hole so that the crown is level with the surrounding soil line.
- Press soil firmly against roots.
- Water frequently until plants are growing vigorously.
Planting Potted Plants:
- Make sure the root ball is sufficiently moist.
- Carefully unpot the plant.
- Set plants so the crown is level with the surround soil line.
- Back fill the hole with soil and press soil firmly against the root ball.
- Water frequently until plants are growing vigorously.
- Apply a light mulch to keep weeds down, conserve moisture and keep fruit clean.
- After harvest, remove old foliage. Be careful not to injure the crowns.
- Fertilize beds in early summer and again in September with a balanced fertilizer. Do not fertilize if plants are flowering.
- Watering is very important in early summer and September.
- Note that June-bearing plants produce the second year after planting. Cut all runners off during the first year, leave 2-3 runners the second year.
- Winter protection for all strawberry varieties is important in most northern areas. Apply a mulch of straw or other loose organic matter 2-3 inches deep over the plants after the ground freezes but before the temperature drops below 20 degrees F. In spring, pull the mulch back into the rows.
- Pick the fruit as it ripens, when fully red.
- Pick with a short piece of stalk attached.
- Regular picking will help keep the plants fruiting.
- Fruits are best eaten straight off the plants, and may be kept for up to a week in the refrigerator if kept dry. They are also easily frozen, or made into preserves.
Zone4-8SunFull SunHeight12-15 inchesSpread12-24 inchesFruit BearingDay NeutralLife CyclePerennialGenusFragariaOrnamental UseBedsHarvest SeasonSpring-Fall
Strawberry, Evie-2 PPAF is rated out of 5 by 6.Rated 5 out of 5 by 72jld72 from Nice Berries Got these in March and planted them in cups until May. Planted them in a raised bed and have been hitting them with nothing but compost tea. Every other week first month and once a month after that. My kids watch them like Hawks and eat them as soon as they can. Sooooo much better than the store bought stuff.Date published: 2014-07-03Rated 5 out of 5 by fastmike from Excellent strawberries! This was my first time for strawberries, This type looked really good for my area so I bought some, said they would take the heat. They arrived in really good shape. I planted 24 plants last spring, they did okay got a few berries last summer, but the plants sent runners all over my 4'x8' raised bed. This year the whole thing is just solid super healthy strawberry plants. It is first of June and the last two weeks I have been going out and picking a good two quarts of berries every 3-4 days. They are the juciest sweetest berriies I have ever tasted. I am sure these plants would do well anywhere, but they do take the heat of Arizona really well. They stayed green even through a couple freezes this winter. Soon as I hit them with water and it started to warm up a little these plants went nuts. When it started getting hot is when the berries came on. The berries are not huge, just the right size, super sweet, very yummy. I am amazed at how well these strawberries are doing. I am quite proud of my purchase and would highly recommend the Evie-2 strawberries to anyone, even the not so green thumbed, like me. Huge yields and great berries!Date published: 2014-06-06Rated 5 out of 5 by JokerJim from Evie Strawberry plants I am new to growing a real garden. In the past I have had occasional plants, but this year I used seeds and have about 300 fruit/veggie plants started. I purchase the Evie strawberry plants because it seemed like a great deal to me. I was unaware that they came bare rooted and I was concerned over my lack of experience that I would be able to get any strawberries. I have had them in pots for two whole days and ALREADY I am seeing green leaves open, bright green/new leaf. I can not believe how easy it was. I am hoping that I will have a strong harvest from them. This has become a love of the labor for me. The instructions that came with the plants were so easy to follow I can not believe I hesitated. I am very happy so far!Date published: 2014-04-24Rated 5 out of 5 by gardenman from The best I ordered 3 of the strawberry plants here. This kind did the best, even though I was dubious at first if they will really fruit as advertised. Even though the plants didnt grow as big as the other 2 types, it certainly produced lots of strawberries. I planted them Feb/March, survived some snow and cold temp, came out ok, and they started to produce late May/ early June. My kids pick em up one day, 2 days later you have another bunch of sweet strawberry. It needs watering and some mulch, and it will grow runners as well. Like I said, it outperformed the other 2 kinds I got here. I have them planted in raised beds. The bed that has this kind is full of strawberries, the other 2 beds not as much . I will use this kind in the future.Date published: 2011-06-03Rated 5 out of 5 by Carteran from Great choice so far I planted these in Zone 7 on March 17th and they have been growing strong. We had a freeze twice since planting, we covered the newly planted plants with a brown paper lunch sack weighted on the sides with dirt. They survived! Have lots of flowers, and more forming. Waiting for strawberries to appear and ripen! One thing I am not certain about is runners.Date published: 2011-04-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrsmadison from Fast Results I planted these plants a month ago...they immediately grew leaves and almost every one has already had flowers and the fruit is being to grow. I will have to see how the taste and the three crops turn out, but I am impressed and pleased so far with the plants.Date published: 2011-04-05