Vegetables and Fruit forum: Do strawberry daughter plants produce fruit the first year?

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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Feb 15, 2017 12:01 PM CST
I'm only talking about everbearing strawberries. If I detach a runner from the mother plant after the daughter has established itself, will the new daughter plant produce fruit that year?
Name: sy
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syzone8aUK
Feb 15, 2017 1:52 PM CST
Hi taqiyyah. I can't say for runners but I did plant some alpine strawberry called regina which are everbearing however they are also runner-less but they grew berries a few months after sprouting so if a young plant can I'm sure an established daughter may do so too! I think its recommended to remove all flowers/buds during the first year so the plant continues vegetating and growing roots instead of reproduction so you will have a more productive year following that.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Feb 16, 2017 3:05 PM CST
Personally, I can't say that I've ever seen a daughter plant produce the first year... additionally, cutting it loose from the parent (too soon) almost certainly will set the baby back.... I define "too soon" as... if the connection is still green, and it's still getting nourishment from the parent's roots... it's too soon.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Salvias
Roses Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Region: Maryland
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lovesblooms
Feb 16, 2017 3:37 PM CST
Thanks, Sy and Stone.

Stone, I have in mind letting the daughter root itself well in the dirt first before cutting it off. Wondering if it would grow enough to put out a fruit or two or just more runners.

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