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Strawberries in South Dakota

Updated September 15, 2020
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Rhoda Burrows

Professor & SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist

Written collaboratively by Rhoda Burrows and Anne Fennell

Strawberries can be grown in most areas of South Dakota as they are adapted to a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. The fruit is tasty and nutritious, being particularly high in vitamin C and several antioxidants. Strawberries are very productive plants for the space they occupy. A planting of 25 June-bearing strawberries will fill a 50 foot matted row and should produce 25-30 quarts of fruit. Everbearing plants grown in a raised bed can produce one-half to one quart of berries per plant.