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FRI, JAN 15 2021
by Heather
on May 2, 2018 at 11:11 PM
Hi Petaluma is new to our region in Victoria Australia. I'm planting them about 30cm apart diagonally. Is that ok? Any quirks like light trim in summer? Advice please?
by Mark Bolda
on May 3, 2018 at 6:48 AM
Hi Heather. 30 cm (about 12 inches) should be fine on the diagonal, it's not a huge plant so you could also look at narrowing that at a bit. No, I haven't heard of the need to cut the plant back mid-summer, remember it's a short day so won't be producing a whole lot of fruit then.  
by Arturo
on January 26, 2019 at 5:10 AM
Does Petaluma create runners or can it only reproduce by seeds?
by Concepcion Eslao
on March 3, 2020 at 7:53 AM
hi there,I am connie from the Philippines and we are currently having a massive problem due to fusarium wilt hence I've learned that Petaluma strawberry is a resistant variety hence if you could help me to buy seeds for this variety....Thank you so much
by Mark Bolda
on March 3, 2020 at 9:23 AM
Hi Connie,  
Thanks for checking in from the Philippines. I will share with you however that Petaluma is NOT resistant to Fusarium wilt. The go to tolerant variety here on the Central Coast of California is San Andreas, which survives Fusarium infestation but does lose yield in the absence of a soil treatment like fumigation.  
This is discussed elsewhere in this blog, but contact me if you have more questions on this. It's a big deal and important to get right.  
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