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How To Save Alpine Strawberry Seeds

If you grow Alpine Strawberries (also know as Fraises des Bois) you appreciate them for their powerful punch of flavor and easy-going plants that produce well in some shade. In colder areas where plants may not overwinter, sacrificing a few of these delicious berries for their seeds is a smart backup plan. It’s easy to save alpine strawberry seeds simply at home to get the fresh, wild, strawberry flavor from homegrown alpine strawberry plants.



Alpine strawberries will grow true from seeds which are simple to save.  First, pick the best, ripest, largest berries from your plants.


Second, smoosh them on a paper towel with the variety written on it.

Third, let them dry somewhere warm. We use the top of the fridge. When dry, you can fold up the paper and stick it in an envelope for the winter. Next Spring, scrape off some seeds into some potting soil to germinate.  It’s that easy!



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  1. Andrew Ablenas
    Andrew AblenasOctober 20,11

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve only ever tried plopping rotten strawberries in in the ground. Never had any luck getting seedlings. I’ll have to try it this way. I really like those white berries!

    • Stevie
      StevieOctober 20,11

      You are welcome, Andrew. Do you have seeds? I’d be happy to send you some of mine when they are dry. Message me if you want some.

  2. Melanie
    MelanieOctober 22,11

    Interesting. I never would have thought of saving strawberry seeds. It sounds easy tho :)

    • Stevie
      StevieOctober 22,11

      Hi Melanie, I’m not certain if this works for other strawberry plants, but certainly for alpines.

  3. natalie
    natalieMarch 25,13

    I have never seen white strawberries. Do they taste the same as red ones? I would love to grow these!

  4. Stevie
    StevieMarch 25,13

    Hi Natalie, they are alpine strawberries…they are more yellowish buy generally called white. They are YUMMY, have a longer season, and taste much stronger than a traditional strawberry.

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