How to Plant Ozark Strawberries


The 'Ozark Beauty' strawberry is an everbearing strawberry. Everbearers, despite their name, only fruit twice a season: once in spring and once in fall. They only put out flowers when the day length is longer than 12 hours. Ozark strawberries do not tolerate heat as well as other varieties and grow better in cooler climates. Knowledge of how to plant this fruit will help you produce a healthy crop of strawberries.

Step 1

Find an area with full sun and loam or sandy loam. As long as the soil is well-drained, Ozark strawberries should grow fine.

Step 2

Work 2 pounds of 6-24-24 fertilizer per 100 square feet into the top 6 inches of soil. Do this as soon as you can work the soil in spring. The high levels of potassium and phosphorus will help with fruit production.

Step 3

Set Ozark strawberry plants 15 to 24 inches apart in rows 36 to 48 inches apart. Place the plants so that the crown--the fleshy area where the leaves originate--is even with soil level.

Step 4

Tamp the soil down firmly but gently around the roots. Water deeply to help settle the soil and eliminate air pockets.

Things You'll Need

  • Spade
  • Fertilizer
  • Water


  • Purdue University: Growing Strawberries
  • Arizona Cooperative Extension: Growing Strawberries
  • North Dakota State University: Questions on: Strawberries
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