How Long Does it Take to Grow Strawberries?

Updated on November 22, 2015

How Long Does it Take to Grow Strawberries?

Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow, but you do have to have a little patience. It is worth the wait though, because homegrown strawberries are a really special treat. I guess I should start by saying that I really love growing strawberries. I have experimented with many methods over the years. There is something really special about being able to serve a plate of fresh strawberries to your friends at the end of a meal or just enjoy them yourself as a treat during the day.

Gardening container strawberries is something that comes second nature to me now. I don't use any special fertilizers, I just go for straight organic gardening techniques.

You can choose whether you want to grow your strawberries in a raised bed or in a hanging pot. Also, you can plant them in a specially prepared garden. I like to keep my strawberries separate so I can easily harvest them, but I have also been known to fill up some blank spots in other flowerbeds with a couple of strawberry runners!

How long does it take to grow strawberries? Well it depends on quite a number of factors. These factors include the following:

  • What type of strawberry plant you are using.
  • What type of garden you are planting into.
  • This time of year in which you are planting your strawberries.
  • How well you have prepared your soil.

The combination of these factors means that strawberries can take anywhere from 2 to 3 months or longer.


The best tip I can give you for getting a quick harvest out of your strawberry plantings is: don't rush anything. Like any other fruit, strawberries have a primetime and it is best to just accept that you can't have strawberries all year round if you want to grow them in your own garden. They have a season and that means that they will come to fruit towards the middle or end of winter if you live in a hot climate. In more temperate climates, you will get a longer season that can last well into summer.

When you go to the shop to buy strawberries, you can come away disappointed. This is what compelled me to grow my own in the first place. Commercially produced crops are sprayed to enhance color to make it appear that the strawberries are ripe when they are simply not ready to be eaten at all.

Why can't we just accept that nature must have its way to get the best fruit? We must exercise patience and restraint to maximize our enjoyment from these wonderful fruits.

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      • profile image 13 days ago

        How long does it take for a strawberry plant to produce fruit?

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        hello 2 weeks ago

        3 weeks ago

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        strawberrie 4 weeks ago


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        strawburr 10 months ago

        We just got our straberry kit fro Biglots and began Memorial Day 2017 (yesterday). This is an indoro/ outdoor kit and I dont think we are getting strawberries any time soon! Here's hoping we see something by mid- end of summer '17!

        I always to the straw through the strawberry trick to get rid of the green stem!!

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        Khameron 11 months ago

        This was so helpful that was able to grow my own strawberries. #Strawberry lover

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        Tj 12 months ago

        As myself I'm a famous planter but I've got One tip for you never leave in the sun for a long period of time if you want some dry Strawberrys

        Keep came and plant strawberrys !!!

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        ???????? 13 months ago

        im growing my own so wish me luck but i think i can do it

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        kfkfkffkfkfkkffkfkfkfkkfkfkfkffk 15 months ago

        a sauce can

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        Ashi 16 months ago

        I live in Mauritius and ive planted 2 weeks ago

        When will it start producing ????

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        Linda Mataro 18 months ago

        I grew everbearing strawberries in containers..its 5months many runners!!! Im afraid they will only produce runners and not able to show flowers

        What to do? Pls help..

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        daddy 19 months ago

        it was october 2 and my dog had been killed by robert i told him is was sad

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        Ankireddy 23 months ago

        I would like start plant strawberries what is procedures could please any one tell me.

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        Felicitycutegirl 23 months ago

        Hi I am doing a science project that is basic needs food.

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        2 years ago

        who likes strawberries

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        selfmade14 2 years ago

        im planting strawberries today how long do it take its indoors

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        hunter r 2 years ago

        i live in Oregon eugene and i planted them like 1 and 1/2 weeks ago and I'm going a time lapse when should i start seeing green

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        Angela 2 years ago

        yay thanks for the hlep

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        sohoo 2 years ago

        I will buy your strawberries

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        e3rdrftf 2 years ago

        How long does it take for them to grow

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        bube 2 years ago

        Am in Nigeria, lagos how many days does it take

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        Keene 2 years ago

        I live in the caribbean ( st Lucia) and i planted strawberries took 2-3 days

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        jeff 2 years ago

        I planted my strawberries in Alabama. How long will it take them to grow.

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        bruh 3 years ago

        hi, hey, hai, hello, sup

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        U the 3 years ago

        i planted my strawberries today and and it is 76 degrees how long will it be before i see my strawberries

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        qinty 3 years ago

        Hay i planted mine in the ground were strawberries are naturaly found and they grew in just 5days i am in high school and doing a straw-ject :) ohhhh... i mean project and i set out a bottle of tap water in the sun and then i put very high qaulity poting soil.

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        Mimai 3 years ago

        great suggestions

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        mimi 3 years ago

        can i grow my strawberry in a little small potbut alittle bit tall will strawberries grow???

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        me 3 years ago

        i planted my about 4 months ago, it is still a teeny seedling and slightly dying.

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        BATMAN 3 years ago

        How long the strawberry grow from seeds?

        Does strawberries grow in philippines?

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        ana 3 years ago

        how long does it take to grow strawberries

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        Andy 3 years ago

        I want to grow strawberries

        I live in Marquette,MI do

        Do strawberries grow in Marquette?

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        Ana 4 years ago

        Heyyyyy if I plant strawberrys tomorrow will they ripen in the next twelve days ? What is the fruit or veggie that will take the least time ? Thx reply back ! ASAP THANKS

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        Ramon 4 years ago

        Hi from Melbourne Australia.

        I placed a strawberry plant in a jar of "magatized water" and it beared fruit in 13 days.

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        Christian 4 years ago

        I think your idea is cool

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        derp 4 years ago

        hey im doing a sicince project and my data is due next month on the 12th if i start tomarrow and i grow seedless strawberries when will i be ripe?

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        kate 4 years ago

        wow that's cool thanks :)

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        wel 4 years ago

        well any crack

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        titat 4 years ago

        love them

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        lizjose 4 years ago

        i think that in florida the strawberries grow faster

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        harry 5 years ago




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        Waimana Rossi-Baker 5 years ago

        I bought some strawberries and I am feading them worm tea.

        How long would it take to grow?

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        Talentz 5 years ago

        Strawberries take a while... Im 13 I planted them in a container that weed was once grown in and my strawberries taste awesome.. And make u feel different with a high contrast of vision hahaha

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        Shiz1985 5 years ago

        Four years ago I bought 6 strawberry plants and they've bore fruit every year, in fact, we seem to get more fruits year after year despite not using "stuff" to create a perfect environment for them! They are in a raised bed and I like in s.e England!

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        Renee 5 years ago

        U bought blue berries Numbnuts

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        cat lover 5 years ago

        i planted straberries and.... up sprouted blueberries! what did i do wrong?

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        Tori 5 years ago

        Hello, I live in Missouri and was interested in growing my own Strawberries, which kind of Strawberries do you think would be best to grow?

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        Eop 5 years ago

        I bought strawberry bulbs and planted them in pots over a month ago and haven't even seen so much as a green anything! No sprouts, nothing. I planted everbearing strawberries and Ozark. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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        tt 5 years ago

        my mother in law bought stawberrys that grow in a pot and its been allmost amonth and we haven't seen anything

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        Super guy 5 years ago

        How long does it take to grow strawberrys

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        ian Mcgirr 5 years ago

        I planted my well over a year ago and there are no fruits forming, it looks more like a weed now, any idea ?

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        me 6 years ago

        what if i don't want to wait that long

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        leithnerj 6 years ago

        I planted mine about 2 weeks ago. Why have they not sprouted yet?

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        florida 6 years ago

        How long does it take if you like in florida

      • profile image 6 years ago

        we bought growing strawberrys how long will it take

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        teetee 6 years ago

        I planted my strawberry plant back in September 2011 and still no fruit. The leaves are still there and very green, but no fruit. What should I do?

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        Georgia 6 years ago

        Thank you for the handy tips IRT the growing of strawberries,we have started to grow our own strawberries at home and we are waiting patiently.

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        roxanne 7 years ago

        I've tried growing strawberries for the last five years--to no avail. i've tried in the garden, in a raised bed, and in a container. in the garden, they began growing well, but i think a squirel found the container, they never grew at all, is it possible they got too much water?... in the raised bed, I never saw fruit and they didn't come back after winter. do you have any special tips for me??

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        niggerfaggot 7 years ago

        thanks for the great information its really appreciated

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        Growing Strawberries Fan 7 years ago

        Great article on very interesting topic. There are many sorts of strawberry plants like perpetual and summer season strawberries. I think the answer to the question depends on that.

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        devon 7 years ago

        i thank 4 weeks

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        handygardener 7 years ago

        About 2-3 weeks

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        Teri 7 years ago

        I just planted my strawberry seeds today in a strawberry pot. I live in Houston, Texas and today it's 90 degrees. I have the same question. When should I expect to see my strawberries??

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        handygardener 8 years ago

        Probably about 1-2 weeks before you see any real growth, but it depends on the variety and where you are in the world.

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        Destiney 8 years ago

        i planted my strawbarries about a week ago how long will it take for tthem to start growing?