How to grow growing strawberries for cash in nigeria

Strawberries are not commonly grown in around not because its not popular but solely on the fact that many farmers don’t know how to grow it or where to get the faster growing propagation materials like the seedlings and splits.

For the seedings you can contact farmers with nurseries or you can contact us.

It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as preserves, juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates. Artificial strawberry flavorings and aromas are also widely used in many products like lip gloss, candy, hand sanitizers, perfume, and many others.

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:strawberry: VARIETIES
If you are targeting fresh consumption the varieties below are the best.

:strawberry:Selekta – this is the most popular variety producing long and wedge – shaped glossy red fruits.

:strawberry:Chandler-this produces firm strawberries with a distinctive strawberry aroma.

:strawberry: SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Strawberries require well-drained, sandy-loam to loamy soils with a PH levels between 5.0 and 5.5.However, strawberries can be grown in more clayey soils if a sufficient quantity of compost is added to the soil during soil preparation.

:strawberry: PROPAGATION
Buy disease-resistant plants from a reputable nursery, of a variety recommended in your area.You can start planting since the second season is here (for those outside Uganda the seasons may vary and green houses can help to bypass harsh weather

:ok_hand:Strawberries are sprawling plants. Seedlings will send out runners, or ‘daughter’ plants, which in turn will send out their own runners.It means from must a plane you can get more many other seedlings.

:black_medium_square:Make planting holes deep and wide enough to accommodate the entire root system without bending it. However, don’t plant too deep: The roots should be covered, but the crown should be right at the soil surface.

:black_medium_square:Strawberry plants require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight, so choose your planting site accordingly.

:black_medium_square:Planting site must be well-drained. Raised beds are a particularly good option for strawberry plants.

:black_medium_square:Practice crop rotation for the most success. Do not plant in a site that recently had strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, or eggplant.

:black_medium_square:Establish new plants each year to keep berry quality high each season.
It is also possible to grow strawberries from last year’s runner

:strawberry: CARE
In the first 2months, pick off blossoms to discourage strawberry plants from fruiting. If not allowed to bear fruit, they will spend their food reserves on developing healthy roots. The yields will be much greater in the 3rd month.

Eliminate daughter plants as needed. First and second generations produce higher yields. Try to space each plant about 2ft apart.

:black_medium_square:Moisture is incredibly important due to shallow roots. Water adequately, about one inch per week. Strawberry plants need a lot of water when the runners and flowers are developing and again in the fall when the plants are mature.

:black_medium_square:Keep the beds mulched to reduce water needs and weed invasion.

:black_medium_square:Be diligent about weeding. Weed by hand, especially in the first months after planting.

:strawberry: Harvesting
Pick off the fruits with their stocks as soon as they turn red.

When you plant your seedlings, in 3 months you should have your first fruits and runners.

You can harvest up to 2years on the same plant.

:strawberry: Marketing
Here you can choose to pack your strawberry fruits in nice packages and sell to super markets. Or you can approach juice making companies ,yougut factories, ice cream and many others.

Let’s discuss

  • Have you ever bought strawberries in nigeria before?
  • Was the taste different from other strawberries ?
  • What is the best climate season to grow strawberries in Nigeria?

@Everybody that has any contributions should please comment below…Thanks :grinning:

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Contact us @CheapMarketDeal for seed and seedling for those in Nigeria.
Note that not all areas encourages strawberry in Nigeria. Expect green house. We are still experimenting in Lagos, Portharcout and Enugu

Wonderful learning! Welldone and its a delicious fruit indeed. I have bought strawberries, usually in traffic. Tasty… Very nice as fruits, decorating cakes and in jams…

How can one get the seed? Can it grow in the Northern part of the country?

Encouraging information, just have to check the soil in my area if qualities fit for planting. Thanks, will contact you for seedlings if its a go.

Good Afternoon Agricsquare.
I am really impressed in the class above.

I would like to get the planting seedlings or suckers of strawberry as to begin planting now, please advice , how I can get it

Regards

LuyciGab Farms

Port Harcourt

080604239898

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Hi,

Quite interesting! I am interested.

Kemi

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Pls How do I get the strawberry seedlings?

Before you go into the business ensure you read the PDF on the business by us @CheapMarketDeal

I am interested
Please can you kindly share your whatsapp number for further discussion
Thank you

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@kenyadejoe get in touch on 08134700705 or via

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Welcome! @alamercy…Strawberries are grown mainly in places like Jos and plateau

Hi @LUCIFARMS thanks for the feedback :grinning:

Check this link for more info on strawberry seedlings or contact @CheapMarketDeal for assistance

Strawberry seeds are found in places like Jos, Plateau and Abuja.

Thanks @bookola we have nurseries for strawberry

Good morning.
Please verify this site or link, it isnt giving me the expected.

LUCIGAB FARMS

Hi @LUCIFARMS The link below is actually to show you where to get strawberry seeds for planting, but if that’s not what you want can you please be specific about what you really want…Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

@bookola, we @CheapMarketDeal advice against buying the seeds. Rather you can get the seedlings which is easier to farm due to technicalities.

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That is strawberry grown in a vertical planter. It saves space.

Strawberry seedlings now available for 500/stand

Strawberry Farming Flourishes in Jos

Nigeria has huge potential for strawberry cultivation, thanks to favourable agro-ecological weather conditions.

Since the cultivation started few years ago, strawberry has now found love in the hearts of the people of Chaha community and it is now the most important produce that shapes the economic power of the farmers. Chaha, which is located at the outskirt of Vom in Jos South LGA of Plateau State.

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