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Climbing Strawberries

Hi all im looking for some climbing stawberry plants and all i can find is mount everest. does anyone know if there are any other varieties?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,326

    I'm bemused by Thompson & Morgan's description of Mount Everest as 'climbing'.  Yes you can train the runners up a framework and tie them in, but so you could with virtually any strawberry plant - they don't 'climb' as a clematis or sweet pea does.

    I imagine that the tasty Mara des Bois would suit this method as it sends out lots of runners which could be tied up a framework.

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  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,643 hi I was also searching for info on strawberries and found this ,if the address isnt correct its on Ebay for climbing strawberries, the pics look a bit iffy though ,just a thought

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,504
    I agree with Dove - there's no such thing as a climbing strawberry. It's just a marketing gimmick.

    Yes, the runners of any type of strawberry could be tied in to a frame, but would the runners produce fruit if their roots are hanging in the air or just slowly die?
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  • Agree with @Pete.8 - the runners are there to eventually produce new plants - hanging about in mid air is not their idea of fun ;)

    Climbing strawberries are just another version of Hanging Strawberries ( often promoted for baskets ) - either way, the result is the same........the main plant is the one which will produce the fruit and the runners will eventually die off.
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