Strawberry Plants - Runner (Farmers Stop)
Strawberry (Fragaria) that is widely grown. It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness.
Growing Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plants: Conditions
Sweet Charlie strawberry plants like full sun and need moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. This variety does best growing in soil with a pH between 5.6 and 6.6. Additionally, if rainfall is not adequate, supplemental watering will be required for plant health and strawberry production.
Disease Resistance of Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plants
Sweet Charlie strawberry plants have varying resistance to multiple common strawberry pathogens. They demonstrate resistance to crown rot and fruit rot, two-spotted spider mites, and powdery mildew. They are highly resistant to anthracnose fruit rot caused by Colletotrichum acutatum and slightly more susceptible to Phomopsis fruit rot.
Disease Susceptibility of Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plants
The Sweet Charlie strawberry cultivar is susceptible to several common diseases. They succumb to leaf blight (Phomopsis) and fruit rot caused by Botrytis.
Sweet Charlie Strawberries
Sweet Charlie strawberry plants are small and compact making picking relatively easy. The Sweet Charlie strawberries are medium in size, but, as the name suggests, deliciously sweet. Sweet Charlie strawberry plants are June-bearers, but an excellent choice for use as a short-day variety in warmer climates. They produce about a week before Chandler Strawberry Plants in the early season (see the Strawberry Varieties page for more information) and have a relatively low acid level. The best time to harvest Sweet Charlie strawberries is after the very tip of the strawberry has reddened. See the Strawberry Picking page for additional details.
Sweet Charlie is a vigorous produce and a great choice for the home garden. They are firm, can tolerate gentle shipping over short distances, and have deep red mature strawberries. The plants have leaves that are medium to dark green, slightly cupped, and semi-glossy.
Sweet Charlie strawberry plants have an atypical ripening profile that can be quite variable. Generally the variety has two weeks of early production that produces very good, high-quality strawberries. However, after the initial two weeks, size tends to drop off drastically in the early midseason. And, even more interestingly, a second crop of very large Sweet Charlie berries are produced in the last week of strawberry season in some years even though they are June-bearing plants. Generally, however, a Sweet Charlie strawberry plant will produce between 1 and 2 pints of strawberries per season.
Notable Features of Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plant & Strawberries
1. Excellent Choice for Home Gardens
2. Excellent Strawberry for Fresh Eating
3. High Yield of Strawberries