Abstract1. Initiation and development of flower primordia were studied in the 'remontant' strawberry varieties Inépuisable, Perle Rose and Liberation d’Orléans, using runners of known age and their mother plants.
2. Flowers appearing from late April until about early June were derived from primordia formed in late summer or early autumn of the previous year. Flowers borne from mid- or late July onwards were initiated a few weeks before emergence.
3. Early-formed runners developed flower primordia at an early stage in their growth, and generally flowered in mid- to late summer with their mother plants.
4. Preliminary observations are made on the performance of 'remontant' varieties in the East of Scotland.