This is driving me nuts!
I am hoping someone here can help me because i am literally going out of my mind trying to search for it via google. Strawberry plants (the variety is Alinta if that is relevant) that are not producing proper fruit. What is happening is the fruit starts to form and then the seed on the fruit is germinating before the fruit itself gets anywhere. The picture below is not of the actual problem plants in question, i pinched the pic from a web site who had pinched it from another web site and neither of these sites had an answer. It is the only picture i can find online and i don't have the problem fruit on hand to scan. Very similar but my fruit has not even turned red and it is sprouting at a much smaller stage. They really just look like fuzzy green strawberries. The plants themselves are about 2 years old, are located on the lower east coast of Australia, & have previously produced edible fruit. What is irritating me further is i am sure i have read about this condition recently but i don't know where and can't recall the vital details. The answers i am looking for are - what causes it? is it fixable? and, does this condition have a name? Help? Please? *begs*