If you have ventured over to the Strawberry Varieties page and seen the extensive list of strawberry cultivars presented there, you may have thought to yourself, “Just how many strawberry species are there out there?” Good question. When it comes to identifying strawberries, strawberry plant taxonomy comes into play (for introductory information, view the Strawberry Plant page). And, to identify strawberry plant species diversity these days, genetics plays a big role.
One important consideration to keep in mind is that there is a fairly big difference between species and cultivars. Species have a degree of genetic variation that sets them apart from their counterparts while cultivars are identifiable plants expressing genetic diversity within a species (or hybridization). So, how many strawberry species are there?
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Fragaria iinumae is a species of strawberry plants that have garnered some curiosity recently. I’m not quite sure why the sudden interest, but it may be helpful for some to have a summary profile of this species of strawberry plants. So, for the curious among us, here goes!
Fragaria iinumae Strawberry Plants: Summary
Unlike the modern Garden Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) which, if propagated by seed, do not produce second generation plants whose traits are true to the parents, Fragaria iinumae is a strawberry plant species whose offspring will remain true to the parent plants’ characteristics. The bigger problem is that those characteristics are not very desirable.
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