These lovely everbearing plants are very easily grown from seed. Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost and they will bloom and produce fruit their first summer, fruiting from late June until frost. Runnerless plants form bushy mounds 8" to 10" tall and are great as edging. Small, elongated berries have intense strawberry flavor often missing from the big varieties. Very hardy perennial. Strawberry plants should be cold-treated before planting. Cold-treating simply involves placing the seed in an airtight bag or container and putting the seeds in your freezer for two to four weeks to simulate a winter's exposure. When you remove the seeds from the freezer, leave them in the bag or container without opening for several hours to let them slowly get back to room temperature before planting. Approx. 50 seeds.
Indoors- 12 weeks before last frost. Cold treat for 2-4 weeks by placing in an airtight jar or bag and put in freezer. Bring to room temperature before planting. Press seed into soil, needs light to germinate. Cover with a clear dome or place in a plastic bag to keep evenly moist and provide 65-75 degrees until germination which can take 2-4 weeks. Transplant out after last frost and when plants have at least 3 sets of leaves.
Tips- Plant in well-drained, sandy loam amended with organic matter. Mulch and keep moist.