They are alpine. I actually just got them from the pound shop and they came with a mini propogater thing (just a box with a lid basically) and I sprinkled them on the soil and they grew. I then put them all in some pound shop plant pots and they went crazy and grew everywhere including into the cracks on the patio, so this year I just dumped them out into a bed I have and I've got this and tons of strawberries growing!
They must be the most hardy little things ever as I have given the zilch care.
I bought one of those tesco buckets with strawberry seeds this year. They have all grown but no flowers or berries yet. The plants i bought have all produced berries but i never get to eat any as my son picks and eats them everytime he walks past. He says they have much more flavor then the shop bought punnets.