Growing Strawberries With Grow Lights

A fresh picked strawberry is a special thing. Growing strawberries at home and you’ll have year-round deliciousness.
Strawberries can grow well indoors given enough light. Read on for our recommendations.

Strawberries Light Requirements

Alpine strawberries thrive indoors and will fruit year round. They’re “day-neutral” — meaning that they flower and fruit under a wide range of day lengths. This is a good trait for keeping things simple.

Strawberry plants will thrive under lights that provide:

15

25

 DLI 

DLI (Daily Light Integral) is how we measure amounts of “plant-useful” light. Once we know a plant’s DLI needs we can match it to the ideal grow light setup.

Day Length for Strawberries

Alpine strawberries thrive indoors and will fruit year round. They’re “day-neutral” — meaning that they flower and fruit under a wide range of day lengths. This is a good trait for keeping things simple.

Strawberry plants do best with a lights on for:

12

16

 hours 

Best Grow Lights for Strawberries

Here’s our recommendation for providing 15-25 DLI in a 16 hour stretch. GE 24-inch LED Fixture for Flower & Fruit. Hang the fixture 4-inches above the leaves. This will give you a 7-inch wide strip of optimal light running the length of fixture.
Strawberries, like all fruiting plants, will grow best under a light that's heavy on the red parts of the spectrum. A "fruit and flower" LED grow light is a good choice for growing Strawberries. High output fluorescent bulbs can work too but they generally provide less of the important red wavelengths.

Temperature for Strawberries

Strawberries will still produce well in temperatures warmer or cooler than ideal.

Growth: 

68

 – 

77

°F 

Size of Strawberry Plants

Typically grows 8

10

” tall

Does well in 6

8

” diameter containers

Strawberry Varieties

Compact varieties with flavor-dense small fruits are the best choice.
  • Fraise des Bois
  • Alpine

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