Strawberry is the October Plant of the Month

Alachua County and the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County are pleased to announce that strawberry is the “Plant of the Month” for October.

The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between the Alachua County Commission, the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, the Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food. 

“Every month will offer a chance to explore new foods and expand your palate,” said Alachua County Commissioner Mary Alford when this program was introduced in September 2021. “As we go forward, we want to expand and include recipes for cooking and techniques for preservation. We want to also expand to fruit trees and bushes, herbs, and perennials. It is an exciting program – please grow with us!”

October is a good time to grow strawberries in North Central Florida. For information on growing, harvesting, recipes, and more on this delicious and versatile fruit, visit the Plant of the Month website.

For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. 

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Tom Obreza, Interim Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.

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