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Strawberry - I have strawberry plants in a pot, I want to divide the mother plant itself (these are not runners) into 3 different plants. Does anyone know if by dividing like this the divided plants will fruit in the first season or next year???



I suppose that it is possible to divide a strawberry plant but this would mean slicing down the tap root. I would have thought it a very risky proceedure and that it is very unlikely to fruit the in the next year. Obviously, I have never tried this, Shutkaroo.

11 Feb, 2012


Me neither. I rely on the runners for propagating further plantlets. Slicing the mother plant would be like killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.

11 Feb, 2012


What kind of Strawberry is it, Shutkaroo? Fraises du Bois are very stubborn about dividing, and are normally grown from seed. Non-running "everbearing" varieties can be divided, since they produce fibrous roots, rather than a tap root, but the mortality rate can be rather high. Commercially, these kinds are sometimes propagated by tissue culture--a bit difficult for the home gardener.

12 Feb, 2012


Thanks everybody !!!

25 Feb, 2012

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