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#1 of 4 Old 06-21-2008, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just got home from the farmer's market and bought a few strawberry plants. I only got a few since I figured this year would be a write off anyhow and next year they'd start multiplying. I read the card a little more carefully when I got home only to notice they're runnerless. Does this mean that they won't multiply at all? Can I expect them to come back next year if I cover them for the winter?

They also claimed to be more compact and larger than wild strawberries. This vendor has many heirloom plants, so I just assumed they'd be good strawberry plants, but maybe I was wrong. Are these modified plants?

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I've had runnerless straberries in the past. Sometimes they do send off a runner or two but they don't multiply they way most straberries do. The up sid is that the plant is putting all it's energy into berries and not into runners so you get nicer berries and more of them per plant.

To the best of my knowledge they are bread that way and not a GMO.

I would keep the plants but try to find some regular strawberries too.

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I've got some runnerless (low-runner?) strawberries, and the fruits are much, much sweeter and yummier than my friend's strawberries. And they stay where I put them

I've got a small yard, so that works for me.
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