Strawberry is a tricky crop to grow, mainly because of its genetic development, which dictates its requirements for successful plant development and high fruit production.
STRAWBERRIES - Growing Methods
The humble strawberry belongs to the Rosaceae family, genus Fragaria, and is among the most widely consumed fruits in the world. It is estimated that annual consumption is about 7 billion pounds, produced in more than 75 countries. In S
outh Africa it is a growing market. It is grown in most of the coastal areas, but not only. In fact, Strawberries are commercially grown in the Gauteng area where the extreme temperature variations between summer and winter is a major issue.