Skip to Content
Strawberries and Caneberries
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Agriculture and Natural Resources Blogs
SUN, APR 14 2024
by Mahmoud Daib
on March 10, 2011 at 3:14 AM
More Information about strawberry day neutral varieties ( Albion , Portola , snaandries chilling requirements for early production in Egypt
by Mark Bolda
on March 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM
Mahmoud- Please contact me directly by my email. Look it up on the ucanr website for Mark Bolda. I can get you the information directly in this manner.  
by Aldo Juarez
on April 28, 2011 at 7:30 AM
Hi my name is Aldo Juarez and i work at Growers Transplanting, Inc in Salinas, Ca. This year we are going to experiment with greenhouse grown strawberries. We are new to this commodity especially in greenhouse grown transplants. Our plan is to transplant in late August or early September to hit the November Market and on. How wouold chilling hours work with us and what would be the best way to achieve those chilling hours in central California since thats our warmest time of the year.
by Mark Bolda
on April 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM
Hi Aldo,  
If you are going to transplant in August, that means you will have access to frigo plants (plants which have been frozen in the cooler since January). These plants should be extraordinarily vigorous and I would expect that you would not have difficulty getting fruit by November. I would make the suggestion that you experiment with a mix of varieties, and definitely try a mix of short day plants and day neutrals. The day neutrals might not be the first to produce, but may be producing for longer than the short days. Please let me know if you need more information, I think the area of greenhouse production of strawberries in this area is pretty interesting.
by sami
on September 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM
hi pleas more information of gaviota and camarosa Chilling Requirements( hours) in hydroponics culture in greenhouse and can you guide me in hydroponics Nutrition formula for strawberry .
by Eric
on February 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Hello Mark,  
Interesting stuff...I live in Panama. Although this is rain forest summers are very dry with little rain and water gets scarce. The soil is also poor requiring expensive amendments to grow most plants.  
A little while ago I set up an aeroponic system meant to grow green crops (lettuces) tomatoes, beans etc. I quickly found out that I had to chill my water tanks to get good results with the greens. We are getting amazing results so far and I have been trying to gather info on growing strawberries aeroponically.  
My question to you is do you think that proper chilling could be achieved by chilling the roots i.e. using chilled water to spray the roots or do you think the whole plant needs be chilled?  
Your thoughts would be much appreciated.  
by Mark Bolda
on February 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Eric, my first thought would be the whole plant needs to be chilled, since that is how it goes dormant. The roots would not be enough - then again I've never done that before and couldn't tell you for sure.
by Bernardo Sanchez
on May 21, 2013 at 3:52 AM
Hello my name is Bernardo Sánchez and I live in Malaga, Spain.  
Sorry for my inglis.  
How many days need artificial chilling in box with plastic bag for the plug plant strawberry have 0 hours natural chilling. Albión, Portola and San Andreas.  
by bernardo
on May 21, 2013 at 4:45 AM
Hello my mane is Bernardo and I live in malaga, spain.  
Is posible the total acumulated of chilling hours in plug plant strawberry with artificial chilling in box with bag plastic before planting neutral day strawberry.  
by Linda Genis
on April 28, 2015 at 6:32 AM
Can a home gardener grow Albions for several years from the same plants, or should they be dug up and refrigerated for 10-18 days in the winter? The location is Orange County, Ca.
by Mark Bolda
on May 20, 2015 at 8:12 AM
Hi Linda,  
I would not recommend growing Albions for several years running and digging them in the winter. Remember that you are accumulating problems in the plants over time, as well as the plant losing vigor as it ages. Best to replace the plants with new ones - you may want to check with your nursery though to see what kind of cold conditioning they got prior to being sold.
Leave a Reply:

You are currently not signed in. If you have an account, then sign in now!
Anonymous users messages may be delayed.

Security Code: