Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
A delicious ‘traditional’ strawberry with medium-sized fruit. Strawberry ‘Temptation’ is an everbearing variety that will produce a steady supply of bright red fruit throughout the growing season. Great tasting, ‘Temptation’ produces fruit on a very well presented plant. It’s vigorous, compact growth is excellent for hanging baskets, grow bags, pots, and patio containers, as well as, open ground production. It doesn’t produce runners but the flavor of the bright red berries is just as delicious as all of the others. Growing strawberries is really easy and because ‘Temptation’ is a compact grower, it is perfect for the home garden! They will grow just about anywhere in the garden if they get at least 6 hours of sunlight and the soil is nice and rich. The biggest problem is getting to the fruit before everybody else in the family pinches them.
To enjoy fresh, juicy strawberries from your own garden, begin by setting plants out as early as possible in the spring. Spade the soil deeply and set the plants in double or triple rows. Strawberries also do well planted in containers.
Runners should be removed as well as the first flush of flowers so plants can direct energy into establishing a strong root system. For winter protection, cover plants with straw or leaves after the temperature has fallen to about 20° F. Remove covering in the spring once growth begins. The bed should be replaced after two years as quality and yield begin to decrease.