The strawberry succeeds under a great variety of soil and climatic conditions Being a short season crop, it fits well into South Dakota conditions. The plant is a shallow feeder, the roots rarely penetrating the soil to a depth of more than eight inches or extending beyond the spread of the leaves. The plants are unusually hardy and rarely require spraying to control disease and insects. As it is the first fresh fruit to appear on the early spring making it always in demand. Its spritely flavor and attractive appearance make it not only the most sought but most beautiful fruit grown.
Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
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