Dividing Strawberry Plants?

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Q: Dividing Strawberry Plants?

Robin asked:

Do I lift and divide and replant my strawberry plants each year ??? I have bought plants in the past that are divided older plants with a big mature root system. Are these just divided plants from last season ?? Thanks

Answer to: Dividing Strawberry Plants?

Robin,
Strawberry plants propagate in 3 main ways (see here: Propagating Strawberries). If your plants grow additional crowns at their bases, you can split these off and re-plant them. But, don’t cut a crown in half and plant each half. Some nurseries do ship these rhizomal divisions, and there is nothing wrong with that as long as the plants are healthy. Each rhizomal division will grow into a healthy, individual plant, assuming good conditions.

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