Asexual reproduction is a form of reproduction in which there is no exchange of genetic material. Asexual reproduction does not involve meiosis, ploidy reduction or fertilization, and the offspring is a clone of the parent organism. As the commercial strawberry fruits are developing, the plant is stimulated to send out thin growths called runners or clones that resemble tendrils. The runners grow roots into the soil that in turn create new plants that grow and bear fruit and send out more runners. Commercial strawberries reproduce asexually.