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!
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!