Can Someone Help Me, Please? - I Need Some Help

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In my last blog post, someone asked me now I had made $375 and if I wanted to buy strawberries with them.

And my response was, I will sell $375k worth of strawberries, lol, And sign up new vendors!

Then I went on to quote, "Think Big, Bigger and Biggest."

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/abieaj/blog/dream-big-and-bi...

Now I am trying to work out a plan?
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How many acres of strawberries do I need to be able to produce enough with a wholesale value of $375k?

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How much money would I be able to make from 1 acre of strawberries?

What would be the average strawberry yield per acre?
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Can you help me with this?

Thank you!
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Atlas01 Premium
Hugely interesting question AbieAJ especially as I am interested in all things agriculture.
I googled....How much will an acre of strawberries yield?... and there is a huge amount of information there and people to contact etc.....including this article below by a guy who has a strawberry information site.

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Strawberry Plants Per Acre
Modified: Feb 11, 2022 by Mr. Strawberry · This post may contain affiliate links · 15 Comments

For anyone seriously considering starting a commercial strawberry farm, cost calculations are critical. Most strawberry farms fail due to the farmer’s lack of economic knowledge, not their lack of farming knowledge. One of the basic questions that must be answered when considering the numbers is how many strawberry plants per acre should be planted.

Strawberry field with straw mulch on sunny day
Generally, a new strawberry farm should start small. Calculating the number of strawberry plants per acre is much easier and less risky when the farmer doesn’t jump in with both boots. The first planting for a newbie berry farmer should be around 1/2 acre to 1 acre of planted strawberries. This allows the budding strawberry business to grow as the farmer learns (without suffering a bankrupting loss if the learning is through the school of hard knocks).

Regardless, this chart will help satisfy the curious or give the prospective commercial grower a place to start:

Strawberry Plants Per Acre
The tried and true system for perennial commercial matted row strawberry production encourages rows spaced 4 feet apart with strawberry plants planted 24 inches (2 feet) apart in the rows. This system will require a little less than 5,500 strawberry plants per acre to be planted. There are, however, other spacings and systems that can be used. For handy reference, see the table below.

Table of Strawberry Plants Per Acre Based on Spacing
Row Spacing Plant Spacing within Rows Strawberry Plants Per Acre
48" 24" 5,445
48" 18" 7,260
48" 12" 10,890
42" 24" 6,222
42" 18" 8,297
42" 12" 12,445
36" 24" 7,260
36" 18" 9,680
36" 12" 14,520
Learn everything about growing strawberries from the Strawberry Master Manual, also don't forget to follow me on Pinterest and Facebook to stay updated with everything I post. We also have a Strawberry gardening group on Facebook! Feel free to join.

There are also articles on yields and weights and all things strawberries.
eg:People also ask
How much does an acre of strawberries yield?
How do you calculate expected strawberry production?
How many pounds of fruit do you get per acre?
How many acres do you need to start a strawberry farm?

The site wouldn't let me put the link here, but you will be able to find heaps of info.

Altogether everything for our strawberry princess.
Best of luck.
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Atlas01 Premium
Really interesting to see the comments but bear in mind on checking I see the yields vary between 8 and 25 tonnes per acre so be carefully sure of your budget.
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
If you had asked this question about twenty years ago I could have helped you. A relative owned a strawberry farm and Wow, the strawberries from his farm were the very best of the best!

But, the years have gone by and so has that wonderful strawberry grower and marketer. So, sorry, I can't be of help to you, Abie.🍓😔
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Zoopie Premium
I hear good things about Stewart Island ( the forgotten island) though. Have I been fooled or has it become a bit of a foodies paradise.
Stephen
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Valerie that's so sweet of you.

You are helping right now with your encouragement comment; that's greatly appreciated. And I am so sorry to hear!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Thank you for that Stephen, I am looking it up! 😃
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Regrettably, Stephen, I cannot give a valid response. Never have I set foot on Stewart Island but I do send kind thoughts to those who dwell there. Should the Weather reporter on TV1 ever overlook that small island, my blood pressure rises significantly!!

Now that you have raised the idea of a foodies paradise on that tiny island, a trip way down south should be added to my bucket list. Not that I've ever such a list!⭐
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Aww...thank you, Abie.
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Zoopie Premium
My parents actually had their honeymoon there.
They were into hiking before it became trendy.
Stephen
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
That's wonderful to know, Stephen.
Well done to your parents.

It's really nice to learn of real life stories about New Zealanders, especially those of times gone by.
Valerie
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome Valerie! I hope you have a great weekend.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
By the way I always wanted to visit NZ, may be one day!
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AllChristie2 Premium Plus
I can tell you a couple of things. 1st are you growing them in a field or in a green house with a scheduled water system? Strawberries need water but not pools of water near their roots. More like mists. The berries mature at different times on the plant- so not all picking once will give you the total berries possible. Growing in a field will require rows so the pickers can walk down the isles to pick the red ones… over the summer months they mature..
The larger berries are grown in a greenhouse and dressed with vitamins like miracle-grow, but I don’t know which one. I grew mine on one side of the back yard. The plants shoot off runners that attach to the ground near by and start a new plant for next year.
Our 1area that was about 10 x 10 gave us only about 3 lbs of berries over the season.
Get online and ask questions for your answers, about yield per acre and what price per pound is the usual rate. I was not a big grower. Sorry
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Thank you Christie!

They'll be grown outside in beds same as you are describing (see image) I am also aware of the runners which can increase the yields when grown up in nurseries.

But you've done really well with yours! I am so happy for you.

Oh and I will, I just wanted to hear from the community here, because I absolutely love the WA community.

Than you, I greatly appreciate your profound comment. Also you do not need to apologize lol
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AllChristie2 Premium Plus
You are on your way to big finances.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Howdy All Y'all
Below blog post may be of interest to you. All Y'all are having a super productive day.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
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drjec Premium
I can tell you that a 300 acre strawberry farm is selling in Salinas, California for 17 million dollars.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Wow! That's considerable amount lol But it is gigantically huge.

Thank you Jim, I just looked up the resource. Greatly appreciated.
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