As berry specialists we know exactly what different kinds of berries need to grow to be the best.
Propagation is a part of the process that is really important for the final quality of our berries. To make sure Good Natured only has the best berries we have several (in house) propagators who only provide the best plants.
Their job is to “clone” the best plants. This can be done in different ways. For instance, with strawberry plants:
By plant division
In short this means we prune runners so that the plant will grow lateral crowns at the base of the plant. These crowns will be divided and replanted so a new plant will grow.
By planting seeds
On the outside of a strawberry there are approximately 200 seeds. Planting these seeds is also a way to propagate the hostplant.
It is however very important that the seeds are from a fullbreed good quality strawberry. If this is not the case the seeds will probably not grow to a new plant.
This is the easiest and quickest way to propagate. The strawberry plant (most of them) will produce runners, these will grow roots on every node and when in touch with nutritious soil, will grow new plants that are identical to their host.
As you can see propagation is a profession on its own.