How Long Does It Take to Grow Strawberries?

Updated on May 3, 2019

Growing 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 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.

Tips

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 of these wonderful fruits.

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      Annaj zukarnin 

      2 weeks ago

      Can i plant strawberries this summer??

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      Sandra Ford 

      3 weeks ago

      First time for me growing strawberry.just planted to plants 2 weeks ago.will I get any strawberry;s this summer?

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      Kat 

      2 months ago

      I am in Minnesota and it’s summer how long does it take

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      Suh Valentine 

      9 months ago

      Am a farmer i really love to produce strawberry but want to know it disavantages

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      Kitty 

      15 months ago

      We just started growing the strawberries so thanks for the tips!

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      Lara Croft 

      17 months ago

      Man I’ve got strawberries for days !

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      strawburr 

      3 years 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 

      3 years ago

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

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      4 years ago

      who likes strawberries

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      selfmade14 

      4 years ago

      im planting strawberries today how long do it take its indoors

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      hunter r 

      4 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 

      4 years ago

      yay thanks for the hlep

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      sohoo 

      4 years ago

      I will buy your strawberries

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      e3rdrftf 

      4 years ago

      How long does it take for them to grow

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      bube 

      4 years ago

      Am in Nigeria, lagos how many days does it take

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      Keene 

      4 years ago

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

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      jeff 

      5 years ago

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

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      U the 

      5 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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      Mimai 

      5 years ago

      great suggestions

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      me 

      5 years ago

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

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      ana 

      5 years ago

      how long does it take to grow strawberries

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      Andy 

      6 years ago

      I want to grow strawberries

      I live in Marquette,MI do

      Do strawberries grow in Marquette?

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      Ana 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 years ago

      I think your idea is cool

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      kate 

      7 years ago

      wow that's cool thanks :)

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      titat 

      7 years ago

      love them

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      lizjose 

      7 years ago

      i think that in florida the strawberries grow faster

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      Waimana Rossi-Baker 

      8 years ago

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

      How long would it take to grow?

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      cat lover 

      8 years ago

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

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      Tori 

      8 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 

      8 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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      Super guy 

      8 years ago

      How long does it take to grow strawberrys

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      ian Mcgirr 

      8 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 

      8 years ago

      what if i don't want to wait that long

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      florida 

      8 years ago

      How long does it take if you like in florida

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      Georgia 

      9 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 

      9 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 them...in 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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      Growing Strawberries Fan 

      9 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 

      10 years ago

      i thank 4 weeks

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      handygardener 

      10 years ago

      About 2-3 weeks

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      Teri 

      10 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 

      10 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 

      10 years ago

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

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