It is fun to grow strawberries from seed! When you are ready to plant outside, be sure to reference the Growing Strawberries page.
Interestingly enough, there are approximately 200 strawberry seeds adorning the outside of a strawberry. And, while often referred to as a “berry,” strawberries are not true berries like blueberries and blackberries are, and their seeds are not true “seeds.” The tasty strawberry flesh is considered accessory tissue, and those tiny flecks we all call “strawberry seeds” are actually fruits in and of themselves. The tiny fruits actually contain the seeds. These seed-containing fruits are called “achenes.” An achene is occasionally also referred to as an “akene,” “achenocarp,” or “achenium.”
Put your ripe strawberries into a household blender. Add one cup of water to the strawberries in the blender and blend on high for 3 to 5 seconds. Try not to exceed 5 seconds of blending time, or the seeds may be damaged. Allow the components to sit for a minute or two. The viable seeds will sink and the unviable seeds will float along with the strawberry pulp. After the good seeds settle to the bottom, pour off the bad seeds and fruit pulp with the water. Rinse the seeds and then transfer them to a paper towel (or low-heat dehydrator) to dry. When dry, store them in a cool, dry place.
This main Strawberry Seeds page serves as a hub for anyone looking to learn about or purchase strawberry seeds. This page will help you understand everything you need to about growing strawberry plants from seed. If you don’t know where to buy strawberry seeds, you can visit our list of suppliers and seed companies who offer them for sale. Following that, we cover how to plant strawberry seeds and grow strawberry plants from seeds. And, of course, you can also read up on the fascinating details and information regarding strawberry seeds and what makes them unique.
Many strawberry seeds need to be cold treated to encourage germination. If your selected seeds require this, fear not. It is easy. Simply wrap your seeds, put them in an airtight container, and place them in a freezer. This simulates winter conditions, and the warming period lets the seed know it is time to come to life. After keeping the strawberry seeds below freezing for two to four weeks, remove the seeds from the freezer. Leave them in the jar or container as they gradually warm up to room temperature.
When looking to buy strawberry seeds for sale online, be sure that you choose a reputable supplier. To shop and buy strawberry seeds, use the link below to access our directory of online suppliers. If you know of an additional online supplier of strawberry seeds, please contact us, and we will gladly try to include them in our directory: Directory of Strawberry Seeds for Sale
(for strawberry plants, go here: Buy Strawberry Plants)
Once your strawberry seeds are at room temperature and are ready plant, you need to create a hospitable place for your seeds to begin their journey to planthood. A seed tray works well. Obtain a seed tray and prepare it. A good mix for starting strawberry seeds is 3 parts peat to 1 part organic-rich soil. Spread this out in your seed tray to a depth of about one half of an inch.
If you want to grow strawberry plants from seed, you may want to consider saving heirloom seeds from year to year (heirloom strawberry seeds are the same as non-hybrid strawberry seeds). Fortunately, it is relatively easy to learn how to save them so that you can begin growing strawberries from seeds that you saved. Here is the easy way to save your seeds:
Growing strawberry plants from seed is more difficult than simply buying strawberry plants. But, it can be much more rewarding as well. Once you have strawberry plant growing, refer to our Growing Strawberries page for guidance on how to successfully produce a strawberry crop.
Strawberry seeds come in one size: small. Starting strawberry seeds, saving strawberry seeds, and even where to buy them is covered on this page. Start now!
Whether you’re new to growing strawberries or a pro, we think you can find one or more cultivars that will fit into your plan for growing gourmet strawberries. We believe that like us, you will get hooked on the exquisite flavor and aroma.
For years we searched for a source of wild strawberry ‘Reine des Vallees’, the European standard for home gardeners and commercial growers. Here’s a berry waiting to be harvested
Strawberry Seed Store is dedicated to bringing new flavorful cultivars of wild strawberry seeds and plants to home gardeners, garden centers, plug producers, landscapers, chefs, commercial growers and anyone interested. For nearly 30 years we have been collecting, growing, and conducting research on several species of strawberries, especially alpine strawberries. We save seeds of some of our many cultivars to keep their lines going. We find, test and propagate new cultivars.
Wild Alpine Strawberry ‘Reine des Vallees’. Exquisite flavor and aroma.
A handful of wild alpine strawberry Pineapple Crush berries
Wild strawberries are not only much more flavorful than garden hybrid strawberries but they are more healthy. The most recent “dirty dozen” has strawberries on top to the list of the most pesticide contaminated fruits and vegetables. Grow your own to control what you and your family eat.
Through the years we have continued to save and select seeds for cultivars like wild strawberry ‘Pineapple Crush’. Here’s a handful of this cultivar
All the seeds we sell are Non GMO, Heirloom, Open-Pollinated and never treated.
GMO Free (Non GMO)
Wild strawberries that you grow yourself are more healthy for you and your family. We have grown and sold wild alpine strawberries for over 30 years.