The Camarosa Strawberry is a popular variety of strawberry that was first developed in California in the 1960s. It’s a hybrid of two popular strawberry cultivars, the Pajaro and the Cal 59. This variety combines the best traits of both parents, making it highly desirable for its exceptional flavour and market appeal.
Camarosa is one of the most common varieties of strawberry grown in southern California and shipped to grocery stores around the country. It produces a big yield of berries, and the berries are large with good form and stand up well to storage and shipping. They have a nice flavour too.
These strawberry plants grow between 6 and 12 inches (15-31 cm.) tall and wide. Depending on where you live.
Camarosa strawberries grow well in beds and patches in the garden, but they also make good container plants. If your space is limited, grow one or two in pots on a patio or porch. Just be sure to pick a spot that is in full sun for the best results when growing Camarosa strawberries.
Put your strawberry plants outside once the soil has reached at least 16 C. Strawberries of all types gobble up nutrients, so enrich the soil first with organic matter like compost. You can also use fertilizer before the flowers appear in the spring and again in the fall. Phosphorus and potassium are particularly important for berry production.
Water the Camarosa strawberry plants regularly, especially once they have started producing flowers and fruit. Continue watering in the fall, or your next year’s growth can be negatively impacted. Mulch is useful in keeping moisture in and suppressing weeds around strawberries. If you have cold winters, cover the plants with mulch after the growing season for protection until the spring.