Mock strawberry growing 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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Requirements for 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
Spring to autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
5-10 cm, 2-4 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing, medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Yellow or white flower with five petal the stamens yellow
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer to autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
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