Growing Strawberries From Seeds of Store Bought Fruit

Growing Strawberries From Seeds of Store Bought Fruit

Growing Strawberries From Seeds of Store Bought Fruit.
I wanted to see if I could grow strawberry plants from store bought fruit.

How to grow wild strawberries from seed?
I recently bought wild strawberry seeds and was wondering how I should grow them. All I know is that they can be grown in pots or in the ground and that they need rich, loamy soil. So, what else do I need to know? Are they perennial like regular strawberries? Or are they annual? How do I save the seeds? The package says that cold stratification may improve germination. What does that mean? Thanks for all your help!

Best answer:

Answer by shooter1
To plant the seeds (whether in a pot or in the ground) sprinkle the seeds, cover lightly (1/8 to 1/4 inch deep) and keep the area moist, but not soggy. Once they sprout and get a couple of inches tall feed them lightly with a water-soluble strawberry food about once per month. They are perennials, just like other strawberries but not as long-lived. They usually do well for 3 or 4 years before needing to be replaced. Saving seeds is relatively simple; remove the seeds from mature, fully ripened fruit and store in the refrigerator (that’s the cold stratification part) until ready to plant but for at least 2 or 3 weeks. You can also pick the fully ripened berries and allow them to dry whole, store the dried berries in the fridge or freezer and plant the entire berry or crumble it to remove the seeds. Wild strawberries are small-fruited but they have in incredible, intense flavor and a natural sweetness that has to be tasted to be believed.

Good luck and enjoy!

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23 Responses to “Growing Strawberries From Seeds of Store Bought Fruit”

  1. Ange Noneya says:

    Hey there! I remove my seeds in a differently. I slice a thin layer of skin off and place it meat down on a paper plate and put it in the window to dry for a day. It dries very quickly and you can do lots of berries at once easily. Once it’s dried for 24hrs the flesh sticks to the paper plate and if you run your fingers over the seeds, they fall off dozens at a time! I’ve been saving the seeds all year and want to plant them next year. Now that they’re dried can I still freeze them?

  2. TheWorkspc says:

    I’m thinking if you use the blender and water method, you pan out the seeds allowing anything that floats to wash out and keep the seeds that sink to the bottom. I notice about half of my seeds sink to the bottom and others don’t. So, I get to keep about half this way.

  3. John Cutler says:

    use a coffee filter to capture the seeds from the blender

  4. xvpoly says:

    make an update video! :D

  5. Love of Good Food says:

    Messy, I meant the blending or the sieve method. The towel method I shared so others can use it. works fine and fast for me. No offense but I coun’t scoop seed by seed as you did.

    We are here to learn :)
    Good luck gardening.

  6. Growyourheirlooms says:

    Your method is MORE messy than mine. Mine is not that messy at all. I pick the seeds, you scrape the flesh. My method works great for me. But whatever works for you, do it.

  7. Love of Good Food says:

    Now run your index finger on the paper and feel the seeds, pick them with your finger tip and transfer into a small dish.
    There, you have successfully extracted the strawberry seeds.
    I do the same with tomato seeds.
    Hope this helps.

    PS. I would advise pinching the blooms for the first season, I know it is hard to give up on a good crop, but I assure you, next season will be very productive.

  8. Love of Good Food says:

    Hi, I just watched your video and you made me curious. I found your process of extracting the seeds to complicated and messy.
    While I watched the video I grabbed a strawberry, a sharp knife and two paper towels.
    With the knife scrape the surface of the strawberry and pick as many seeds you can, then run the blade (scraping) on the paper towel, the flesh will soak into the towel and the seeds will come loose with the blade. If the towel is too wet, move on a dry area or a second towel.

  9. Kylie Gentry says:

    Those are precession tweezers, thanks for the video. I couldn’t find a good eny ware, yours is the frist

  10. bradschram says:

    i use a five gallon bucket with hose after i blend them works great.seeds sink to bottom rack off pulp then i put seeds on wax paper to dry then put them in freezer i did for two three days.sprinkle seeds then sprinkle over them with a little dirt not to much it makes it easy to plant many seeds at once they start coming up after a i have to many.good luck my fellow green thumbs

  11. CaliKim29 says:

    What a fun experiment! would love to see an update vid. Thanks!

  12. Growyourheirlooms says:

    Doing good thanks. Unfortunately, they were hybridized I’m sure so the results are small plants. Almost alpine in nature. Probably be a few years before they produce. But they went into their own beds anyways. Time will tell.

  13. CaliKim29 says:

    Interesting process! You are very patient. How are your strawbs doing now?

  14. Brandon Brown says:

    For the blender… The seeds go through, strawberry chunks stay in the mesh. Run the water/seeds over a folded paper towel. Let it try or toss it in a bag and put it in the freezer. My raspberries grew sprouts after freezing for 2 days and thawing/sitting in the window for a couple days.

  15. bibi zahir says:

    I ll definitely try this technique. I hope it works :). I ll update you if it worked :)

  16. Roberta Quintino says:

    Amazing!!!! 😀 Congrats

  17. Courtney Messina says:

    I think those ‘tweezers’ are splinter removers

  18. Growyourheirlooms says:

    Thanks for the info!

  19. robomcfc says:

    I found a wild strawberry patch whilst working on the railway but because of rats I didnt want to eat them there and then so I wrapped a few up in a cloth and dried them out once the strawberries were dry I ran a knife over the seeds and all seeds came off within seconds they grew very well so if you dont mind wasting a couple of strawberries this is a good method of de-seeding (sieve didnt work)

  20. Arickson Arnold says:

    Nose plucking tweasers

  21. aleutians realm says:

    Another trick is use a wood cutting board and a little water. Take a piece of the strawberry with the seeds dip it in a little water then lightly using a finger rub the piece of strawberry on the cutting board in a circular motion. Eventually you will start to feel the pulp become more like sand paper and that’s the seeds separating , add a drop more of water and the seeds should be seperated and clean. Remember to to the seed float test as well and remember to be gentle when rubbing the seeds.

  22. Growyourheirlooms says:


  23. Growyourheirlooms says:

    Keep them between 65-80 degrees. They should take a few weeks to grow. Yes punch some holes keep and close the lid until they sprout. Then open it.

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