Climbing Strawberry Plant? - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Rosa, CA
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Question by kira0
April 6, 2002
I tripped across a picture and short description of a climbing strawberry plant in a gardening book somewhere, but can't seem to find it again. It looked just like a regular strawberry plant, but it had a vining habit, and grew to something like 6-10 feet, trained on a trellis, by the picture. I've spent hours searching the 'net for one, because I'd love to grow it, but now I'm thinking it was just my imagination, because I can't seem to find it anywhere. Have you ever heard of this plant, and if so, do you know where I might find one?

Answer from NGA
April 6, 2002
The plant in question (Fragaria) is related to edible strawberries but is really an ornamental. The fruits of this climbing plant are edible, but not very tasty - they're mealy in texture with very little flavor. There are numerous complaints against the company offering it for sale and I'm afraid the plant doesn't quite live up to expectations. For more information about the plant, visit the following website:

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