The Nourse Farms Strawberry Plug Plant System
In the production system we use, the plugs are grown with best practices to produce the most disease-free plugs. Our strawberry mother plants are greenhouse-grown in a substrate system for effective disease management. The tips from these plants are then planted into 50-cell plug plant containers and, with a misting irrigation system in place, grown into finished plug plants.
Why Use Strawberry Plug Plants
An option for plasticulture growers, strawberry plug plants:
are planted in the late summer to be fruited the following spring; and
can be planted into plastic using a mechanical transplanter rather than by hand.
What Nourse Farms has Available for 2021
For the 2021 planting season, Nourse Farms is offering four varieties to our customers:
Galletta, an early-season variety that has excellent flavor, holds size through the season, and has good disease resistance. Galletta also performs well in heavier soils.
Darselect, a mid-season, highly productive variety exclusive to Nourse Farms with large and sweet berries.
Flavorfest, a highly demanded mid-season variety with first-rate vigor and flavor. Flavorfest also shows tolerance to anthracnose crown and fruit rot.
AC Valley Sunset, a top-choice late-season variety exclusive to Nourse Farms and known for large, very good flavored berries.
Strawberry plug plants can be purchased in cases of 250 and will ship mid-August through mid-September. Prices start at $0.46/plant ($115/case) + royalty for certain varieties. Discounts available on orders of over 8,000 plants. Contact us for more details.