Hi.Just to share my experience growing strawberry in Singapore.
I only tried 1 pod, and plant it at the same time as mini tomato.
It took very very long to germinate… like… 3~4 weeks while the tomato sprouted relatively quickly… like 1~2 weeks.
It then sprouted after like 4 weeks and grow very very slowly for about a week. The tomato is about 10cm by then, I guess… It was about 1 year ago so can’t really remember.
Then, all of a sudden, the growth greatly accelerated and in the next 2 week it outgrow the tomato in terms of size…
It then began to flower. I tried pollinating manually and watch many of the guides…
But none of the flowers bear fruits.
Then the plant died.