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Formulated specially for strawberries! Use this 10-52-17 soil additive for up to 500 feet of new strawberry plants or 250 feet of existing beds. 1-gallon solution covers 10 sq. ft. area. For best results, use during the growing season. Apply every 7-14 days as needed. Package makes up to 50 gallons of fertilizer.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Bought seeds twice this season and even tried to plant fresh seeds from purchased strawberry, nothing grew. So as much as we like strawberries it would be nice to actually get a plant a couple of plants growing.
Kelana C on Jun 26, 2020
I have never tried this and want to see how it improves my plants
Alana B on May 23, 2020
Bought seeds twice this season and even tried to plant fresh seeds from purchased strawberry, nothing grew. So as much as we like strawberries it would be nice to actually get a plant a couple of plants growing.
Kelana C on Jun 26, 2020
To get my strawberries going and producing.
Farnklin Y on Jun 12, 2020
I have never tried this and want to see how it improves my plants
Alana B on May 23, 2020
Hoping for better berries. our soil needs all the help it can get.
Robin G on May 15, 2020
It is the best strawberry food.
VANESSA C on May 1, 2020
I want to make sure our strawberries get a great start!
Seira G on Apr 28, 2020
Want fertile room that is sure to work
Melissa on Apr 25, 2020
I like specific fertilizers for my plants. They're designed to make them healthier and give them the nutrients in the amounts required.
JUDI M. on Apr 23, 2020
I have never tried food for strawberries, We shall fine out.
Keith M on Apr 19, 2020
If you are going to plant, might as well do it right.
Patricia H on Apr 19, 2020
Kimberly H on Apr 7, 2020
looks like the product that i need just planted some strawberries
thank you
Hilmon W on Apr 6, 2020
Reviews of the product and wanted to give my plants a good start.
David C on Apr 1, 2020
Seems like a good investment
shayna r on Mar 28, 2020
My strawberries need to be fed
CARA F on Mar 26, 2020
Hoping for a great harvest and healthy plants.
Theresa N on Mar 14, 2020
Purchased strawberries from Stark's Bros. last year and want to help they grow well.
Mike on Mar 13, 2020
needed a fertilizer compound mixed just for strawberries since standard fertilizer doesn't give much help
stella s on Mar 11, 2020
I'll try it to see if this formulization is benefcial.
Henry R on Mar 7, 2020
Prior experience
RICKY D on Mar 5, 2020
Great review on it
Jeffrey P on Mar 2, 2020
I have tried many of Stark's products. I trust that this will be a good one.
Brenda S on May 7, 2019
Have used before works well.
Robert A on May 3, 2019
I???ve used it before. It???s dissolved in water. Great product. Makes big tasty strawberries!!
Levo P on May 1, 2019
Plants need to eat and I trust the expert
Charley J on Apr 17, 2019
plants gotta eat
carl f on Apr 11, 2019
We have very sandy loam soil that generally needs fertilizer. Might as well get the proper type right from the start.
Johnny M on Apr 8, 2019
Donald S on Apr 1, 2019
I am always on the lookout for things that will aid production in my raised garden. I have witnessed how well the Stark Bros. Knockout Roses have grown -- and I have bought 2 dozen of them! So I am trying this.
Elizabeth H on Mar 31, 2019
Great reviews.
Amy T on Mar 28, 2019
To get plants off to a great start
Doris N on Mar 24, 2019
To maximize the plants production
Vanessa J on Mar 23, 2019
Primarily based on the ratings and reviews of past users. I'm a first time grower but I want my plants to have every advantage I can give them.
Linda R on Mar 15, 2019
I hope it will help get the new plants going with the right fertilizer.
Julie S on Feb 24, 2019
Have always been happy with SB products, and I wanted to get my new SB strawberries off to a good start.
Mary L on May 26, 2018
I am trying to establish some new strawberry beds and increase the yield and health of the plants.
Pat N on May 12, 2018
There is a noticeable improvement in growth and plant quality when using this product. Stronger growth and fruiting
Kathy R on May 12, 2018
Works wonders on rejuvenating my older plants.
Kathy G on May 5, 2018
This is the third year for my strawberries, and I grow them in a large bin. They need the extra boost this will give them.
APRIL R on May 1, 2018
tried another brand and not satisfied, hopes this works
Frances G on Apr 29, 2018
It works great & really makes for a robust crop.
JOE W on Mar 10, 2018
I would like to fertilize the berries when planting and I have to buy some fertilizer any way.
Kimberly M on Oct 5, 2017
After using this strawberry fertilizer, my neighbor who picked some berries stated "These strawberries belong in the County Fair".....and he was quite right.....
Harry on Sep 28, 2017
I have used this in the past, and I love this product.
Susan W on May 15, 2017
To make the healthy soil and nutrition possible for strong growth.
Charlene K on Mar 2, 2017
To help establish a healthy strawberry garden.
Loretta C on Jun 15, 2016
Trust in your fertilizers
Kathy R on May 31, 2016
Higher yield
Michael K on May 29, 2016
New effort.
Charles N on Apr 26, 2016
haven't had luck in the past and what to try
DONNA D on Apr 13, 2016
To get my strawberries going and producing.
Farnklin Y on Jun 12, 2020
Hoping for better berries. our soil needs all the help it can get.
Robin G on May 15, 2020
How long into the year should I feed my strawberry plants?
Amanda R on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Every 2 weeks after 1st crop has been picked off. My strawberries produce all season long
Will strawberries grow in an elevated bed that is 24 inches above ground? or will they winter kill?
Dave L on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have our strawberries planted in an elevated bed 24 inches above ground. We cover our
strawberries with straw over the winter and we have never had a problem in the spring.
Do u have to mix strawberry fertilizer with water before applying?
Aaron P on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I just sprinkle it on my strawberry beds and then water the beds. Works great!
When should I fertilize strawberries? Some articles say for established plants after fruiting only and new plants once in early spring.
Ada G on Apr 4, 2020
Should I fertilize strawberries that I plant in October, or should I wait until spring? I have purchased Stark "strawberry food," a foliar spray concentrate.
Sonny L on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You should wait until spring to fertilize. At that time, use this 10-52-17 fertilizer for up to 500 feet of new strawberry plants or 250 feet of existing beds. One gallon of mixed solution covers 10 sq. ft.
I have strawberries and blueberries in the same bed. Should I use two fertilizers?
gsimmer on Apr 14, 2020
when to fertilize strawberry plants in spring?
Glen B on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When new signs of growth start to show.
Just received my strawberry plants and ground too wet to plant. Do I heal them in until I can plant?
Gordon S on Mar 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I would wait a week before I heeled in the plants. At this point keep them in the package that they came in and out of any light. Keep in a cool place. Check on the plants daily to see it they are in good shape. If they are not looking okay, open up the package and put the plants in water -still keeping them cool and little light. You can keep them for awhile in the water. If the weather has not dried the ground, heel them in. The plants will respond quickly and begin to grow. But get them into the site where they are to be asap. I have kept strawberry plants for over a week by keeping them cool and out of light. Good luck.
Can this be used on berry plants like lingonberry and aronia? How about gooseberries, raspberries, honey berries?
Penelope S on Jan 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Each of these berries has different nutrient needs as well as different soil pH. For lingonberries, the Raspberry Food will work. For aronias and honeyberries, the Strawberry Food will work. For gooseberries, we would recommend Stark Tre-Pep.
Soil additive , foliage spray or both? When I called I was told to spray the solution on the plant leaves but the above description says it is a soil additive. I am in the process of putting in a new bed.
Ciska H on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use this as a soil additive. I have a feeder system connected to my drip irrigation so it goes directly to the base of the plant. We have poor soil where I live so I found it to be helpful to boost production of berries and overall plant health.
When should I stop using the strawberry fertilizer on my new beds of everbearing strawberries?
Joan Mayes G on Aug 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: As long as your plants are still producing fruit, they slow down as they mature, you can stop regular fertilizing every 2-4 weeks, in early fall. This will allow them to prepare for their wintering period.
When do you apply this fertilizer to Strawberries?
Ken M on Aug 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I use this strawberry food, I apply just as my strawberries are waking up. Then I apply after tthe 1st crop is finished off. I apply once every 2 weeks after the first crop is finished.Your strawberries will be producing all summer long. My orchids also love this fertilizer,. cut at half strength,. apply after blooming.,
Hi, how many cups of diluted Stark?? Strawberry Food liquid i can put on a plant?
julian b on Jan 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. For new plantings, mix 2 tablespoons fertilizer per 1 gallon of water. For established plantings, mix 4 tablespoons fertilizer per 1 gallon of water.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is Stark?? Strawberry Food organic?
julian b on Jan 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This soil additive is not deemed organic.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can I apply this with a sprinkler ?
Bev V on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I just put it in a watering can of water and sprinkle it in. It dissolves pretty easily in water I use it on woodland strawberries and it works great.
How much strawberry food do I mix into 1 gallon of water?
Connie S on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For new plantings, 2 T. in spring and fall; for established plantings, 4 T. in fall only. Please follow the package directions and mix with the correct amount of water.
I want to add bare root strawberries in a year old strawberry patch. How do I fertilize as bare root new, or end of season for existing?
Karen W on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The directions would be the same. Please read the label and mix the fertilizer according to the instructions and you can use that solution on both new starts and existing plants.
Why is Strawberry Food so high in phosphate?
Harvey on Feb 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They need it for flower formation, which equals more strawberries!
Are there essential Trace minerals in stark strawberry fertilizer?
Susan D on Apr 7, 2020

Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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Extremely Pleased
My Stawberry plant now have five times more blosoms than ever before. And this result was obtained after only one application of your strawberry food. I will definitely buy more although the price is almost forbidding.
May 27, 2016
over 4 years ago
I have been using this strawberry food for several years and YES! it is a little pricey however, I will continue to pay the price as long as it gives me the quality that I have become accustomed to, we have had one of the best and largest crops in years because of this food.
May 23, 2016
over 6 years ago
Super product
This strawberry food, when applied in the fall and early spring, will increase production 3-5 times higher than a normal yield. I recommend this product with a 5 star rating.......thank you for such great food for my strawberry plants.......Echota
August 4, 2016
over 5 years ago
Stark Strawberries and Strawberry Food mean success!
I had the good fortune of choosing Stark Bros. for my strawberry plant provider when I established a bed. I chose Earli-Glo for the heirloom quality taste and Stark Strawberry food to help the bed get started. That was a year and a half ago. This past June we enjoyed all the best tasting strawberries we could eat and we made 25 pints of jam to enjoy year round. Our friends were amazed at the flavor and we were amazed by the abundance... Thank you, Stark Bros!
August 16, 2016
over 5 years ago
great product
My harvest waste better size and quality. the yield was doubled or tripled.
May 8, 2016
over 6 years ago
Strawberry fertilizer
Dissolves well and works well on other acidic plants, for example tomatoe plants, blueberry plants etc.
May 21, 2016
over 5 years ago
Great food...would like to see a granualar version as well
Recommend it. Great food...would like to see a granular version as well fo rlong term feeding
May 19, 2016
over 5 years ago
Excellent product
Have used many seasons and nothing matches it - definitely a must have for any strawberry bed.
May 9, 2016
over 4 years ago
strawberry food
I would highly rec this food, when i put it on my newly planted strawberrys they came alive. c nichols
April 19, 2016
over 4 years ago
Strawberry food
After using this product for a few weeks, it has definitely bulked my plants up a lot. This is a good quality product. A little steep on the price but overall is worth the money.
August 30, 2016
over 4 years ago