Thr strawberry required normaly a cold period for germinate. Under my coldframe the temperatures are between 2 and 31°C and the humidity rate is between 30 and 99%.
Its sufficient for brake the dormancy?
it may take longer than you really want to wait, between 1-6 weeks so it is perhaps unlikely that it will be cool enough in there for that long as the season will be getting warmed up. i'm not sure as i've not done it myself, but good luck if you persist.
One of my plans in the future is to breed my own strawberries.
I bought moschata strawberry (fragaria moschata) and Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) seeds and i am current stratifying them. They are tiny and moschata is not common in the USA but I've heard it has an amazing taste. I am nervous but excited to start them. I also want to get a good line of fragaria virginiana which is native to my part of the USA.
Most commercial strawberry are hybrids of Fragaria chiloensis x F virginiana (known as Fragaria × ananassa). If it came from a hybrid it may or may not be fertile seeds.
If you start them I think you should be patient as some may pop up the 2nd year as well.
Last year I harvested strawberry seeds from cultivated varieties and sowed them. The seedlings look different from the parents, they are more branched and make many layers. I am curious to see what the fruits are like. Cross-pollination with wild European strawberries is possible, I even hope that this has happened. But I don't know if the two species are compatible.
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I have see two seeds germinate in the pot who i have put the strawberrys seeds! It of strawberry or bad herb? The answer the next time! It look like the sames seeds! I have put the pot in a shelter humid under a mini greenhouse. Thr variety is guariguette!
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