Florida strawberries can be planted in home gardens beginning in the fall and enjoyed through the winter and spring. Currently 'Camarosa,' 'Sweet Sensation®,' and 'Festival' varieties are recommended for Florida home gardens. All varieties produce berries for fresh eating or freezing. 'Camarosa' is best for North Florida, 'Festival' for Central.
Growing strawberries requires temperatures between 50°F–80°F and less than 14 hours of daylight for the strawberries to flower and produce fruit. In Florida, these conditions occur throughout the fall, winter, and spring.
Strawberries in Florida are planted in September to early November, and flowering and fruit continue through April or May. Fruit set will not be constant, but will have two or three cycles, and can be interrupted by freezes.
- 1998 The Development and Demonstration of an Outdoor Hydroponic Specialty Crop Production System for North Florida
- 1998 Evaluation of Two Soiless Growing Media and Three Fertilizer Programs in Outdoor
- 1998 Observational Trial of Strawberry Cultivars and Advanced Selections for Production in North Florida
- 1998 Comparison of Bare-Root and Plug Strawberry Transplants in Soiless Culture in North Florida
- 1997 Producing Strawberries in North Florida Using an Outdoor Hydroponic System