Hispoptart
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Strawberries Help!!

Ok I don't know whats going on, all my strawberries seem to be dieing. The plants are healthy but after they flower they die. The pics are in order of what is happening, it takes about a week from 1st pic to last one. This is also happening with our giant strawberry patch, but with them the leaves are also turning yellow. Any help is appreciated.

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The pictures are just showing pollination and the beginning of fruit development.


The yellow leaves on the other plants might be a nutritional problem. We would need pictures of those.

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Yeah, just give it time. The strawberries will eventually start to form and become more pronounced.
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hispoptart,

Have you had frost recently :?: Strawberries with black centers is a sign of frost and death to the blossom. :( The evenings that are predicting frost, you need to cover the strawberry rows.

If this is a day neutral variety, no problem, fruit will come.

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We have had some pretty cold nights, but this is their 3 yr and we have never had a problem with the cold on them in past years, I just don't remember them ever looking like this last yr. i will just have to wait and see. I will post pics of the leaves on our other ones as so as I can, thanks all.

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here are the strawberries that are yellow, the pic does not show it well but the leaves are yellow with green veins.

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That looks like some kind of nutrient deficiency, perhaps nitrogen perhaps iron or something else. Do you fertilize them? How is your soil pH? Alkaline soils can lock up nutrients and make them unavailable.

The condition of yellowing with green veins like that is called chlorosis.

Here's an article about it:

https://urbanext.illinois.edu/focus/chlorosis.cfm

And here is the first paragraph of that article:


Chlorosis is a yellowing of leaf tissue due to a lack of chlorophyll. Possible causes of chlorosis include poor drainage, damaged roots, compacted roots, high alkalinity, and nutrient deficiencies in the plant. Nutrient deficiencies may occur because there is an insufficient amount in the soil or because the nutrients are unavailable due to a high pH (alkaline soil). Or the nutrients may not be absorbed due to injured roots or poor root growth.
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Thanks for your info, we are thinking it's the high alkaline, so we did some fertilizing today hopefully they will turn around for the better.

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If it is the high alkaline ( a soil test would be good!) then what you really want to do is bring the pH down, not keep adding more nutrients to be locked up. Peat moss, sulfur, oak leaves, pine straw, the acidifying fertilizer they sell for azaleas and such, even just watering with vinegar in the water.
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hispoptart,
We have had some pretty cold nights, but this is their 3 yr and we have never had a problem with the cold on them in past years, I just don't remember them ever looking like this last yr. i will just have to wait and see. I will post pics of the leaves on our other ones as so as I can, thanks all.
If it's high alkaline, why is it rearing it's ugly head now :?: Why not in year one or two. :idea: Did you change your procedures compared to previous years :?: New fertilizer, soil, compost. :?:

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:hispoptart,
We have had some pretty cold nights, but this is their 3 yr and we have never had a problem with the cold on them in past years, I just don't remember them ever looking like this last yr. i will just have to wait and see. I will post pics of the leaves on our other ones as so as I can, thanks all.
If it's high alkaline, why is it rearing it's ugly head now :?: Why not in year one or two. :idea: Did you change your procedures compared to previous years :?: New fertilizer, soil, compost. :?:
The ones you quoted here, are the first pics posted they are in a separate bed, and are 3 yr plants. They have finally started to produce fruit so it seems they must have gotten bit by the cold before, their leaves are just fine.

The ones where high alkaline was suggested are the second set of pics, this is their second yr and the first year they also turned a bit yellow, but I just chalked that up to being new plants. We are gonna have the soil tested and see what they say.

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