Low tunnel dayneutral strawberries

We are part of a multi-institution collaborative project that is researching different aspects of producing berry crops in tunnels. You can read more about the TunnelBerries project here, at the TunnelBerries website.

For our part of this project, we are studying fall strawberry production in low tunnels. The varieties suited to this production system are dayneutral, meaning that they will flower and set fruit throughout the summer – and they produce fruit in late summer and fall during the year that they are planted. The low tunnels help extend the harvest season late into the fall. You can follow graduate student Kaitlyn Orde’s progress with this project here, at her Strawberry Blog.