Abstract

Strawberry runner plants were cold stored in polythene bags at 28, 30 and 32F (-2.2, -1.1 and 0.0C). The plants survived at all three temperatures. After storage the best growth was obtained from the plants which had been stored at 30F (-1.1C), indicating that deterioration in storage was least at this temperature. At 28F (-2.2C) young leaves and trusses in the buds were killed, partly or entirely, while at 32F (0.0C) existing expanded leaves did not survive.