Strawberry Plant Cuttings

jmcst25October 28, 2006

Can you get stawberry plant to root from cuttings? If so - any advise? I belive I have ozark strawberry.

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

"cuttings" will not work. The plant will form "pups" or plantlets which will root (with out assistance)& produce new plants

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 5:00PM
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geoforce(z7a SE PA)

Strawberry plants send out long string-like runners and these form new plantlets at every node if they find favorable ground. Some of my floral strawberry plants will send these out over 5 feet away from the mother plant. You can often get 50-100 baby plants a season.


    Bookmark   October 31, 2006 at 9:15PM
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Sorry for the seeking clarification - new to this.

In other words -- I should just look for new plants to appear in near the original plants? Should I cut the new plants and move them to where I want or should I take cutting of roots to get started?

    Bookmark   November 3, 2006 at 9:30PM
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geoforce(z7a SE PA)

Just watch them. When you see these long runners forming steer them toward open soil, and when they start to form leaves at the nodes, make sure they get contact with the soil at that node to root. The runner will continue to grow longer and nodes further from the mother will start the process. They will make several plants you can move to desired locations. Just be sure to let them get well rooted.


    Bookmark   November 4, 2006 at 9:52AM
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maineman(z5a ME)


You can get some idea of what to look for at this link. The strawberry plants send out long runners and the new plants appear along those runners.


    Bookmark   November 5, 2006 at 12:43PM
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I love strawberry plants, partly because they are so prolific when it comes to putting off runner plants. From what I understand, you can split the crowns, guide the runner plants, or plant seeds to propagate strawberries (but the growing from seed isn't reliable). The website has a lot of stuff related to this. Two pertinent posts:

Strawberry Runners

Strawberry Propagation

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 10:29PM
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The runners would be just as happy growing in pots if you want to move them to a new site or give them away. Al

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 9:49AM
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