Scientific name Fragaria
Family name Rosaceae
The strawberry plant is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria ( flowering plants in the rose family but with edible fruits). It is cultivated for its fruit around the world and is highly adaptable to various climatic conditions, propagating vegetatively through runners to give multi-coloured flowers and fruit, depending on the cultivar. Cultivars vary widely in size, colour, flavour, shape, degree of fertility, season of ripening, liability to disease and constitution of plant. Strawberry flowers appear hermaphroditic in structure, but function as either male or female.
Commercial production of strawberry is done using either plasticulture or on matted rows or mounds. Some may be produced in greenhouses under cover for various advantages, which include off-season production to obtain favourable returns.
The iQFarmer strawberry manual will introduce you to the value chain of cotton farming, and the cropping program will also give you a production cost analysis for decision making:
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