Strawberries can be grown from packaged crowns, small plants or Yates seed. Packaged crowns are available in winter and, because they usually possess a substantial root system, they’ll give the plants a head start. Small strawberry plants in mini pots are easier to find in the warmer months. Yates seed range includes an interesting alpine-type strawberry. Seed can be sown in spring or autumn but the small, sweet fruit don’t usually develop until the second year.