Strawberry flower

Flower Mapping

Flower mapping is used to describe the development of the flower. Flower mapping is most commonly used in strawberries but has been known to be used for rubus, orchids, cereals and other flowering crops. 

Strawberry Flower Mapping is a great tool to predict:

  • Yield
  • Number of potential trusses
  • Position of trusses
  • Height of trusses


Fruit Growers Tasmania and Berries Australia hosted a webinar with Klaas Plas from Berry Konsult in the Netherlands on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.

View Webinar    View Presentation Slides 


Klaas Plas has also provided Fruit Growers Tasmania with some resources which are valuable to watch before the full webinar. 

Video One — an interview with the developer of Flower mapping: Bert Meurs from WUR University in the Netherlands

Video Two — a how-to of flower mapping

If growers have any questions for Klaas he encourages them to email him via