How to grow Mock strawberry

Mock strawberry grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Duchesnea also known as Duchesnea indica or False strawberry, Mock strawberry plant perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental plant and as groundcover plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves divided for 3 lobes the edges serrated,

Flower color yellow or white, the flower have five petal the stamens yellow.

Mock strawberry fruits

Fruit edible color red, the shape like round Strawberry, the size of the fruit 1-2.5 cm and the flavor not good.

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How to grow Mock strawberry growing and care:

Mulch, moist, chilling hours

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s hard to start from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attract a lot of pest

Planting season:
Spring to autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
5-10 cm, 2-4 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing, medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Yellow or white flower with five petal the stamens yellow

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer to autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, slugs

What can be done with big quantities of Mock strawberry fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice, cakes (the fruits are not good)

Work requirements on the fruit:
Prevent the fruit touch the grounds

Scientific name:

Duchesnea indica

How to grow Mock strawberry

Mock strawberry fruit edible

Mock strawberry fruit season

Mock strawberry fruit

Mock strawberry


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Jams
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9