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Strawberry from seed

Hi there
Can anyone tell me which good strawberry cultivars come true from seed?

I am watching some seeds on eBay and the seller has confirmed that mara des bois is the only one (which he's selling) that will.

Does he speak the truth?

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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    unless he's used closed pollination and been really,really careful i think he's telling you porkies.
    Strawberries very, very rarely come true from seed, even when self pollinated
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    I don't think they'd come true even with closed pollination. Only species do that. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,505
    I bought some mara des bois plants in late autumn from Ken Muir - £15.80 for 12 inc P&P
    I wouldn't trust seeds from ebay in general - too many blue strawberry seeds and the like
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • much appreciated folks - needless to say, I shan't be purchasing them.
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