How to Feed Everbearing Strawberry Plants


Everbearing strawberry plants produce two crops, one in the summer and one in the fall, whereas the standard, or June-bearing, strawberry plant produces only one. Everbearing strawberry plants produce a smaller yield with smaller berries than the standard plant. The additional late-season harvest, however, makes growing them worthwhile for many gardeners.

Step 1

Add 2 to 3 cubic yards of well-rotted manure to the soil prior to planting the everbearing strawberry plant. Plow it into the soil so that it is well-mixed.

Step 2

Apply 12 ounces of 16-16-16 fertilizer for each 10-foot row of everbearing strawberry plants. Break this amount into three applications: two weeks after planting the strawberries, one month later and one month after that.

Step 3

Sprinkle the fertilizer over the soil around the everbearing strawberry plants, in a band that is 1 inch wider than the row.

Step 4

Brush any fertilizer granules from the foliage.

Step 5

Water the everbearing strawberries as you normally do. This will help activate the fertilizer.

Tips and Warnings

  • Some fertilizers may contain chemicals that are poisonous. Read and follow all label directions, wear protective clothing during application and store the fertilizer out of the reach of children and pets.

Things You'll Need

  • Manure
  • Fertilizer


  • Oregon State University: Growing Strawberries in Your Home Garden
  • "Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening"; Roger Holmes, Rita Buchanan; 2001
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