strawberries, south dakota, nutrition, planting
The strawberry is a popular small fruit that is adapted to a wide range of soil and climatic conditions and may be grown in most parts of South Dakota. Strawberries are very productive plants for the space they occupy. The fruit is high in vitamin C and contains ellagic acid, an anticarcinogen. A planting of 50 Junebearing strawberries will fill a 100 foot matted row and should produce 50-60 quarts of fruit. Everbearing plants grown in a raised bed can produce one half to one quart of berries per plant.
Fennell, Anne and Graper, David F., "Strawberries in South Dakota" (1994). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 230.