One of my garden neighbours has a strawberry that has begun to sprout. Not the plant, the actual strawberry. Neither of us has ever seen anything like it, and I must say it’s a rather strange sight.
Each of the seeds on the outside of the strawberry has a green shoot extending out of it, giving it the appearance reminiscent of a just sprouted Chia Pet. Frankly, it looks quite alien.
Normally, strawberry seeds can only be activated or germinated after they’ve been frozen/wintered.
“The key factor in successful germination is the cooling or winterizing of the seeds before planting.”
How to sprout strawberries.
The fact that this one’s seeds all spontaneously sprouted in relatively warm weather is unusual.
I’ve not found anything in my online search travels to explain what happened or whether you can plant the strawberry like this and grow it successfully. If you’ve ever encountered this, I welcome your comments.