I planted a dozen Sequoia strawberry plants about a week ago. It’s a June bearing variety that does well in California and is one of the earliest Spring crops where safe from frost. June bearers generally produce a single large crop in spring to early summer and are prolific producers for 3 to 4 weeks. Plus, they are root knot nematode resistant, which works well with my RKN soil.
We’ve had little rain this winter and unseasonably warm weather during the day, which has encouraged this already early bloomer to be on the verge of something that I’ve never had before in the garden. A blooming fruit tree is January. That feels like a garden miracle!
Even though cherries aren’t supposed to fruit until at least year three, and I’m just my second Spring, I’m still crossing my fingers for maybe just a few cherries, or even one lone straggler. Yes, that would be just fine with me!