Over 20 years ago, Koppes Plants developed a new growing system for bare root strawberry plants. This system cultures strawberry plants specifically for shipping to bedding plant growers who plant them into Jumbo 6-Paks.
These plants are about 1/2 the size of regular strawberry plants, but still produce the same large fruit as a regular plant. Not only are they are much easier to plant into bedding plant paks, the shipping freight is drastically reduced due to their small size. They sit down tight and are in full blossom, ready to sell in only 2 to 3 weeks bench time.
All our varieties have been selected because they are extremely resistant to soil and garden disease, which makes them much easier for the home gardener to care for. Small amounts can be planted every week, having fresh paks available throughout the year. You can now extend the strawberry plant sales season to year 'round.
At Koppes Plants we are dedicated to providing the highest quality strawberry plants at the lowest possible prices to the bedding plant industry. We encourage our customers to offer suggestions abut our service and products and we are happy to provide information and help solve problems.
Shipping daily from Watsonville, strawberry capital of the world
Once the plants have been harvested and packaged, the boxes are shipped by refrigerated truck to our storage facility in Watsonville, California, where they are kept dormant at 28F degrees until shipping. We are able to ship healthy, dormant strawberry plants almost twelve months out of the year. As Max Koppes always said, "For the luxury of tasting really sweet strawberries, you must grow them yourself from special grden varieties developed with the idea of flavor and natural sweetness in mind."