I’m sure everyone is familer with Duchesnea indica or Mock Strawberry. That flavorless abomination. After vowing to eliminate it from my yard I discover that there a native American strawberry with good flavor and it so turned out it is also parents of the commercial strawberry I figured why not replace with something nice. I found seeds online but no one really stocks this type of strawberry regularly. Anyway the USDA happens to hold in inventory plenty of strawberries in there collection and like Apples, Pears etc are happy to share for research purposes. Almost none of the collection has earned a name or cultivar status nore are hardly any discerptions of the fruit.
What you receive are Stolons or “Runners”. How developed they are will depend on the conditions they are kept in after receipt. In my case everything got stuck in the wine fridge for 2 weeks. I think it helped some grow roots and others to nearly die.
I orderd mostly American virginiana but also some European virdis and Japanese nipponica
This is what they look like three days after being potted up and left in the sun. given so much of them remain green even during two days with heat advisories I think they will live.
@Caesar Found you a source of Diploid strawberries.