How Long Does it Take to Grow Strawberries?

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.

Comments 55 comments

Destiney 6 years ago

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

handygardener 6 years ago Author

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

Teri 6 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??

handygardener 6 years ago Author

About 2-3 weeks

devon 6 years ago

i thank 4 weeks

Growing Strawberries Fan 6 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.

niggerfaggot 6 years ago

thanks for the great information its really appreciated

roxanne 5 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??

Georgia 5 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.

teetee 4 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? 4 years ago

we bought growing strawberrys how long will it take

florida 4 years ago

How long does it take if you like in florida

leithnerj 4 years ago

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

me 4 years ago

what if i don't want to wait that long

ian Mcgirr 4 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 ?

Super guy 4 years ago

How long does it take to grow strawberrys

tt 4 years ago

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

Eop 4 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.

Tori 4 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?

cat lover 4 years ago

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

Renee 4 years ago

U bought blue berries Numbnuts

Shiz1985 4 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!

Talentz 4 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

Waimana Rossi-Baker 4 years ago

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

How long would it take to grow?

harry 4 years ago




lizjose 3 years ago

i think that in florida the strawberries grow faster

titat 3 years ago

love them

wel 3 years ago

well any crack

kate 3 years ago

wow that's cool thanks :)

derp 3 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?

Christian 3 years ago

I think your idea is cool

Ramon 3 years ago

Hi from Melbourne Australia.

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

Ana 2 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

Andy 2 years ago

I want to grow strawberries

I live in Marquette,MI do

Do strawberries grow in Marquette?

ana 2 years ago

how long does it take to grow strawberries

BATMAN 23 months ago

How long the strawberry grow from seeds?

Does strawberries grow in philippines?

me 23 months ago

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

mimi 23 months ago

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

Mimai 19 months ago

great suggestions

qinty 18 months 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.

U the 18 months ago

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

bruh 18 months ago

hi, hey, hai, hello, sup

jeff 17 months ago

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

Keene 15 months ago

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

bube 15 months ago

Am in Nigeria, lagos how many days does it take

e3rdrftf 12 months ago

How long does it take for them to grow

sohoo 8 months ago

I will buy your strawberries

Angela 7 months ago

yay thanks for the hlep

hunter r 6 months 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

selfmade14 6 months ago

im planting strawberries today how long do it take its indoors

6 months ago

who likes strawberries

Felicitycutegirl 5 months ago

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

Ankireddy 5 months ago

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

daddy 7 weeks ago

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

Linda Mataro 2 weeks 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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