Strawberries Fragaria × ananassa- Rosaceae or rose family – vocabulary words runner or stolon, crown

I love the questions from our member gardeners – causing me to see my own knowledge gaps. This on strawberry plants, a new world species.  They have two mechanisms for reproduction. Sexual reproduction with fruit and seed, and asexual reproduction by sending out runners or stolons with tiny plants at the end. The crown of a strawberry plant when planted should sit at soil level with the roots spread out and planted deep. Runners can be planted to a pot or removed if you want to maintain the mother plant vigor. 

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This from wikipedia: “The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in the 1750s via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America and Fragaria chiloensis, which was brought from Chile by Amédée-François Frézier in 1714.[2]Cultivars of Fragaria × ananassa have replaced, in commercial production, the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca), which was the first strawberry species cultivated in the early 17th century.[3]

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