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August 23, 2009

What is a Strawberry Runner?

Filed under: fruit — Tags: , — TopVeg @ 7:53 pm

Most varieties of strawberries produce runners (long stems) which produce plantlets along their length.

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* These runners will sap the energy from the mother plant, and are usually cut off as soon as they are seen.
* But some growers allow them to grow and root between the plants, so that a continuous mat of strawberry plants is formed.
* The runners may be used to propagate new strawberry plants.

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  1. [...] is easy to raise new strawberry plants from runners. Strawberry runners must originate from a healthy mother [...]

    Pingback by How to Grow Strawberry Plants from Runners. « Top Veg — August 23, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

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