Strawberries

Delmarva strawberry crop kicking into gear

In our region, commercial strawberries are grouped in two classes based on their flowering habit: those that flower and fruit mostly once in the spring and those that continue to flower and fruit as long... more »

Rutgers unveils new, sweeter strawberry

Rutgers researchers have unveiled a new varietal that’s been 15 years in the making: Rutgers D’Light. Bred for its flavorful, sweet fruit, Rutgers D’Light has a unique holiday light shape that makes it the “ideal... more »

Lessons from Macrophomina in chickpea for strawberry growers

Gerald Holmes, director of the Strawberry Center at California Polytechnic State University, shares three takeaways from a study on Macrophomina in chickpea that can benefit strawberry growers. See Holmes' key takeaways below. It’s helpful to... more »

Berries dominate as favorite Memorial Day fruits

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and in addition to honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, many Americans gather with family and friends and celebrate with food.... more »

NC State aims to grow a better strawberry

Chances are, that deep red, plump, ripe strawberry bursting with flavor that you picked fresh off the plant at your local farm was a Chandler. Or possibly a Camarosa. In a couple of years, it... more »

Texas strawberry season average amid up and down weather

Texas strawberry producers have experienced an average season so far despite freezes, drought and temperature variability impacting yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The growing season started in October with planting,... more »

Successful pollination key to strawberry, blueberry production

Strawberries are aggregate fruits. They have multiple ovules per receptacle where the fruit is formed. The strawberry receptacle may have up to 500 ovules per berry. You will see these as “seeds” on the outside... more »

Naturipe’s California strawberry supply hits peak production

California strawberries are in peak production with the high-quality and flavorful berries consumers expect from Naturipe. Peak volumes are starting now and expected to last through June. This season, Naturipe Farms is set to have... more »

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