We offer strawberry plants in a wide range of types, providing you with the opportunity to select the plants most suited to your needs; taking into account your growing system, planting window, target pick date and plant budget. This guide provides the key points for each type, summarising the propagation method and application recommended.
(Sold as frozen/frigo plants ex cold store January - June)
Our full range of June bearing varieties are available as fresh dug plants from early September until late December. The prices listed on this website are for fresh, standard grade plants unless otherwise specified.
All varieties are offered as cold-stored (frigo) plants. Plants intended for cold storage are lifted when fully dormant and held at -1.8°c until required from 1st January until 30th June. A premium of £6.50 per thousand is charged for cold-stored plants.
NB: Plants shipped after 30th June are supplied at the customer’s own risk.
NB: This table is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing.
As a result of the government’s austerity programme charges levied by FERA have been increased. As a direct result it has become necessary for R W Walpole Ltd to charge separately for PHPS Certification which equates to £1.90/1000 for strawberry plants.
All prices quoted on this website are for commercial sales and apply to quantities of 500 or more plants of an individual variety. We are pleased to supply smaller quantities across the range but need to charge a further £55/thousand to cover additional handling and packing costs. Orders of 50 plants or less for an individual variety are subject to our “Small Order” price list which is available upon request. Payment be credit card wil be subject to a 2% surcharge.
Graded by crown size from traditional runner beds, these carefully selected plants represent 25-30% of the daughter plants. The precise crown diameter used during grading will vary from variety to variety and from year to year but under favourable establishment conditions, fruit growers can expect to harvest commercial yields within 50 - 60 days of planting. With fewer flowers than Waiting Bed plants, A+ are easier to establish and suitable for planting in soil any time from February to June and also for high density, late planting (June/July) in substrate by specialist growers. When grown in soil, plants can then be cropped for a further one or two seasons.
These plants are graded by crown diameter and represent the next 50% of the plants from the traditional runner bed. Ideal for planting in soil and often de-blossomed after planting , A Grade are a low risk, relatively low cost option for larger scale growers who are planning two and three year cropping cycles in lower input growing systems.
NB: A premium of £6.50 per thousand is charged for cold stored plants.
Grown to order for sale late July/early August, tips are easy to establish under light sprinkler irrigation, develop quickly and initiate high quality flower trusses with the potential to deliver a full crop of Class 1 fruit the next summer.
Rapidly gaining in popularity the misted tip plant enables the grower to replant a main season site with no loss of yield in the following year. This planting material has proved to be an extremely effective way of establishing the new, early selection Vibrant.
The preferred option for maximising '50-60 day' fruit yields in both substrate and soil based growing systems. These plants are produced in a 'Waiting Bed', grown at a controlled density and are runner cut in order to maximise crown size, truss numbers and flower counts. Waiting Bed plants are ideal for programmed cropping by specialist growers.
Experienced growers will know that in order to maximise the fruiting potential of these plants they must only be grown under optimum conditions for rapid root development. For spring and summer planting, short cycle, high frequency sprinkler irrigation is required for successful plant establishment. Flower mapping is recommended.
We offer Waiting Bed plants in two forms:
Grown to order in a 50:50 mix peat and coir. Tray plants maximise the truss and flower number in each plant allowing growers to plan their planting and cropping cycles to maximum effect.
Available ex cold-store January to late June.