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"Climbing Strawberry" from ebay



I hope this will be easy for you guys to answer

I've ordered some ebay Climbing strawberry seeds about 2 years ago, sowed them last year probably not in season.

One plant somehow survived the winter, and started growing pretty well a few months ago.

Anyway, this plant is just weird to me... It does have about 2 vines in one part of it, which are pretty weird and long.

And the leaves..they just look kind of odd to me for 'strawberry' leaves. They are a bit 'furry' and just seem different than what I know to be strawberry leaves.

(No flowers/fruit yet obviously- it would be easy for me to know then). I have cared for it and waited quite a long time for it to develop buds, but kind of lost my patience. Just so I don't waste my time on nothing I decided to ask you guys.

So my question - is it really a strawberry plant? :O



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,721

    methinks you've been conned.

  • SpikeManSpikeMan Posts: 3

    :( If not strawberry, any idea what it is?

    thank you for super fast reply :D

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    some of the con seeds on ebay come from distant lands and are not known to most of us. Not a strawberry 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SpikeManSpikeMan Posts: 3

    I see.. Thank you so much.

    I guess i'll wait and see how it develops, knowing I won't get strawberries out of it. I'm just curious about it :P

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    you might get something very nice image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740

    And it probably wouldn't be wise to eat any fruit it might produce until you know what it is ... image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,372
    philippa smith2 says:

    Do Ebay ever say in which country the supplier lives ?  Might give you a clue as to what it could be ?  At least a starting try and ID.

    I'd be tempted to leave it confined to the pot until you know image

    See original post

     Yes they do Philippa here's a classic?


    Last edited: 28 June 2017 18:14:11

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985
    philippa smith2 says:

    Thanks Lyn - I've never looked before - that is quite staggering !!  

    See original post

     Did you find the Rainbow Roses?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    and the blue strawberries.

     Ebay don't give a damn about the con. I have complained about numerous adverts but they continue.

  • I ordered the same seeds and have had some success. I sprouted them in a wet paper towel and moved the sprouted seeds to a tray. When the plants were larger, I moved the starts to 4" pots. I have 15 plants now all bearing tiny sweet strawberries but not vining as yet. Today I moved the one year old plants to a woodchip bed along a fence so if they ever vine they will have the fence to climb. They are very small berries and if they do not climb as advertised, they are not worth the trouble, but they are only one year old and I need to see how they come out in the spring before my final vote.
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