Harvest time depends on the variety. June bearers produce a large fruit crop during June while everbearers produce smaller amounts for the entire season.
Varies according to weather conditions and variety
Recommended planting for a family of five
Ideal use is fresh, or use bottled or frozen. Generally not cooked except for bottling.
For optimum flavor, harvest berries when they are fully ripe - red with no white areas. Watch your strawberries closely during the harvest time as the fruits tend to ripen rapidly. In warm weather, harvest daily or every other day. Use your thumbnail to snap off the stem, leaving the cap and stem on the berry.