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By Sashley

United Kingdom Gb

why are my strawberries sprouting? On the plants, before they even turn red, the seeds appear to be germinating and growing. Is this normal? Can I plant them and grow new strawberries?

Update - No not runners, I've had a few of those. It's the berries themselves that are sprouting. Each little seed on the strawberry appears to be growing, making each berry look almost fluffy. Never seen them do this before, and had about 6 which have sprouted!




Are they sending out runners? You can peg these down where the new leaves sprout and then cut them off from the parent plant when they have rooted.

24 Jul, 2012


Could you upload a photo? Never heard of this before!

24 Jul, 2012


Photo added. Not the worlds greatest shot, but shows what I'm talking about. Not all the strawberries have done this but it's a few, and they are not all on the same plant. Hmm interesting, methinks it could be a climate thing??

25 Jul, 2012


Well, I have to say I've never seen that before!

25 Jul, 2012


I can't see a photo - is it on your photo page?

25 Jul, 2012


It's my profile picture - I didn't know where else to put it!

26 Jul, 2012


You can add it to your question, Sashley. Go to your news page, click on "questions", bring up the relevant question, then click on "update".

26 Jul, 2012

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