I have Marie du bois strawberries and they were planted this year. I don’t have room for anymore plants. Will the runners flower and fruit if left attached or should I cut the runners off as soon as they form?
Don’t bother cutting the the link to the mother plant, it will eventually die on its own, and the runner plants may flower for you towards the end of August here in the city. In a normal September you might get some berries depending on the sun angle.
I prefer my harvest in one shot or so, and now only grow June Bearers.
Mara des Bois strawberries produce runners with daughter plants at its ends. Plant the new tiny cluster of leaves (new plant) in the soil. Once it roots cut it from the runner.
I am up to 5 levels of runners on some plants but barely any flowers on the parent plants. These have been significantly less productive than the seascapes I used to have, even comparing the first years.