We’ve responded to our customers’ increasing need and desire for strawberry plug plants, by formulating a system in 2020 to make strawberry plug plants available. With positive feedback from our customers and continuing demand, we’ll be increasing our production of strawberry plug plants in 2022.
The Nourse Farms Strawberry Plug Plant System
In our production system, we use best practices to produce the most disease-free plugs that technology has provided to us. Our strawberry mother plants are greenhouse-grown in a substrate system for effective disease management. The tips from these plants are then planted into 50-cell plug plant trays and, with a misting irrigation system in place, grown into finished plug plants.
Why Use Strawberry Plug Plants?
An option for plasticulture growers, strawberry plug plants:
- are planted in the late summer to be fruited the following spring; and
- can be planted into plastic using a mechanical transplanter rather than by hand.
What Nourse Farms has Available for 2022
For the 2022 planting season, Nourse Farms is offering six varieties to our customers:
Galletta, an early-season variety that has excellent flavor, holds size through the season, and has good disease resistance. Galletta also performs well in heavier soils.
Yambu, an early mid-season variety that is highly vigorous, high yielding and has excellent flavor.
Darselect, a mid-season, highly productive variety exclusive to Nourse Farms with large and sweet berries and holds its size.
Flavorfest, a highly demanded mid-season variety with first-rate vigor and flavor as well as showing tolerance to anthracnose crown and fruit rot.
Cabot, a late mid-season variety known for is huge berries, excellent flavor, winter hardiness, and disease resistance.
AC Valley Sunset, a top-choice late-season variety exclusive to Nourse Farms in the U.S. known for large, very good flavored berries for late season production.
These plants can be purchased in cases of 250 per variety, and will ship mid-August through mid-September. Minimum Order Quantity of 4000 plugs. Base prices start at $.50/plant ($127 case) + royalty. Quantity discounts are available. Due to cost & transit times, shipping is limited to east of the Mississippi River. Place your order by contacting us at 413-665-2658 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us for more details.