The best month to plant strawberry in Nigeria is May – July. It should be noted that strawberry only grows in temeperate conditions. This is why strawberry is mostly grown in Plateau State. Vom, a community in Plateau state is the largest growing community of strawberry farmers in Nigeria.
Strawberry farming is usually done in the rainy season months in Nigeria as most strawberry farmers cannot afford to buy good irrigation systems.
The Best Months to Plant Strawberry in Nigeria
The following are the best months to grow strawberry in Nigeria:
Some strawberry farmers in Plateau state start the planting of their crop in the month of April. It should be noted that the month of April is not the best month to plant strawberry in Nigeria.
The month of May is a rainy season month. A lot of strawberry farmers in Nigeria start the process of planting their strawberry crop in the month of May. For some strawberry farmers, the month of May is the best month to plant strawberry in Nigeria.
The month of June is also one of the best months to plant strawberry in Nigeria. Strawberry farmers in Plateau state prefers to start the planting of strawberry in June. June is one of the wettest months in Nigeria.
July is one of the wettest months of the year in Nigeria. The abundance of rains in the month of July makes it a good time to plant or grow strawberry in Nigeria. Some strawberry farmers in Plateau state start the cultivation of strawberry in the month of July.
Few strawberry farmers in Nigeria plant strawberry in the month of August.
The month of July is unarguably the best month to plant strawberry in Nigeria.
About Strawberry Farming
Strawberry farming is the process of planting strawberry for the purpose of harvesting the matured strawberries for domestic, commercial and industrial uses.
Strawberry farming involves all the processes associated with the growing of strawberry. These processes include getting the seeds, land preparation, planting, maintenance of the strawberry plants, harvesting and marketing of the produce.
Strawberry is a temperate crop. Strawberry can only do well in temperate areas. This is why almost all the strawberry farmers in Nigeria grow the crop in Plateau State. Plateau state has a quasi-temperate climatic condition.
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