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Posted 4/24/2012 12:52pm by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry update April 24

The weather is getter a bit warmer after this cool spell. No frost which is great for the beans, tomatoes, corn etc. Some of those crops are very susceptible. The strawberries are in good shape. The cool weather not only takes some of the heat stress off but because the fruit has a good degree of ripeness it does not take away form the flavor. It does slow the green fruit ripening some but for April 24 that is not a problem. The weather is going to be very nice for the fruit later this week. There are lots of berries and people have commented on how good the flavor is this year.

We took some berries from last Saturday and have kept them and are still eating them which gives us an opportunity to see how they do after picking. They are still beautiful but honestly they don’t seem to last any time after they go on the shortcake. They are there one moment and gone the next, which is a good indication of the flavor holding to the end. I recommend if you like to look at beautiful strawberries don’t try to keep them, take pictures or just come pick some more.

Here are some ideas, if you have a friend who could use a little brightening up, give them some strawberries, if you are feeling stressed out with the children then plan a time to take them berry picking and use the time to relate your own childhood adventures with them or ask what they would like to remember about their childhood when they get your age. If you or someone you know is having a tight time with money then ask about the clean /pick option. If you pick off any bad berries and clean the bushes, for every bucket of bad berries you get $1 off your bucket of good berries. This can help everyone.

Don’t forget the Garden Center, Produce and Bakery.

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