Alpine strawberries were originally native to Europe and Asia, but the plants have been bred and cultivated to select varieties known for a flavor that’s above and beyond the native wild strain. The fruits of alpine strawberry plants are small and conical.
Unlike “regular” strawberries, alpine strawberries do not produce runners. They grow in clumps that increase in size as the plant ages.
The fruits of alpine strawberries are only about an inch long, but they are produced continually all summer long.
How To Grow
Woodland strawberries produce best in full sun. However, they will tolerate partial sun and even a little shade. As long as they get 4-6 hours of light on a regular basis, they should be happy.
Pruning and Maintenance
To get more plants, instead of propagating the runners as you do with regular strawberries, you dig up the clumps and divide them, moving the divisions to a new spot in the garden. Because of their lack of runners, alpine strawberries are quite well-behaved. Plan to divide plants every four or five years to keep production high and prevent the plants from becoming crowded.