Helderberg Farm has been growing strawberries since the early 1960’s and is well known for its delicious and sweet strawberries (seasonal). Mainly organic fertilizer and biological methods of pest control is used. The use of other chemicals is kept to an absolute minimum.

New varieties allow us to produce Fresh Sweet Juicy Strawberries throughout most of the year.

Second grade Strawberries are also available (seasonal) for jam, baking, etc.

STRAWBERRY PICKING

Strawberry Picking Season: October – November

Booking is essential.

Picking CLOSED on Sundays

STRAWBERRY PICKING COST:
Entrance Fee Only (no picking allowed): R 20 per person

Strawberry Picking Fee (+/- 300g punnet): R 40 per person

Group bookings welcome: Schools, Tour Groups, etc.

Fresh strawberries also for sale at Tea Garden (seasonal)

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!

Tel: 021 855 4308

Email: helderbergfarm@mweb.co.za

STRAWBERRY PLANTS

Plants now available at Helderberg Farm and selected Nurseries

A.  SPRING BEARING VARIETIES.

  • Best results when planted in Autumn and Winter, early Spring.
  • Flower and Fruit in Spring only.  September until December.
  • Plants available in Plugs, 6 Packs, 4 Packs and 15 cm pots.
  • Available while stocks last.
  • More info below.

B. EVERBEARING VARIETIES.

  • Plant any time of year.
  • Flower and Fruit any time of year under ideal growing conditions.
  • Available while stocks last.
  • More info below.

Trade inquiries for plants also welcome (021 855 4308)

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY STRAWBERRY PLANTS?

TWO MAIN TYPES OF STRAWBERRIES

  1. Spring Bearing Strawberries
    1. Planting Time: Autumn and Winter
    1. Flower & Fruit Time: Spring-Time ONLY
  2. Everbearing Strawberries
    1. Planting Time:  Any time of year
    1. Flower & Fruit Time:  Any time of year

IMPORTANT INFO:

  1. Fertilizing: Ask your Nursery Expert. Spring bearing strawberry plants in 6 pack and 4 packs are NOT Pre-fertilized. They will need fertilizing from start. Spring bearing pots and Everbearing pots are PRE- FERTILIZED with Controlled / Slow-Release Fertilizer (for example Vigolonger). Do not add any fertilizer for the first few weeks. Regular Foliar Feeding advisable.  Interval 7 – 10 days. Organic Earthworm Compost and Paste is used in Growing Medium for all Helderberg Farm’s seedlings and pots.
  2. Irrigation: Water regularly. Keep moist.
  3. Full sun: Especially in the cooler months. Ideally not less than 8 hours full sun per day. Optional. 40% Shade cloth in Summer and Mini tunnel in winter. Everbearing will also do well in gardens with morning sun and afternoon shade in our hot summers.
  4. Pruning: Any strawberry plant loves pruning. Remove all old, discolored leaves and flower stems regularly. Rejuvenate Everbearing plants when all leaves have a “stale appearance” after about 6 – 7 months by cutting off all leaves that feel stiff and hard. Reduce growth points to 3-5. Plants should grow out and flower again.
  5. Disease Control: Keep leaves and fruit dry. Do not irrigate from above if possible. Ask nursery expert.