strawberries

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 »

Wish Farms’ Pink-A-Boo Pineberries “taking TikTok by storm”

Wish Farms, an international grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and pineberries, is sharing the latest on Pink-A-Boo Pineberries. “Our newest berry is experiencing an exceptional amount of buzz, living up to... more »

Save Foods’ latest trial boosts shelf life of strawberries

A recent trial on strawberries from Save Foods revealed promising results whereby Save Foods’ research and development team managed to dramatically extend the shelf life of strawberries. Save Foods is an agri-food tech company specializing... more »

Mechanical strawberry harvest got Michigan boost

Growers have been in pursuit of innovative methods to harvest strawberries mechanically for quite some time. Recent breakthroughs have seen automated strawberry harvests take place in select fields in California and Florida, as the robots... more »

Crop outlook a mixed bag for growers

A major heat wave that caused unprecedented temperatures in the Pacific Northwest in late June and early July was the starkest example of weather events that have negatively impacted fruit growing regions across the U.S.... more »

Startup claims first vertically grown, commercially sold strawberries

An interesting strawberry grown vertically is making a quiet debut at New York City restaurants, direct-to-consumer online sales and even upscale retailer Eli’s Market. The berries, which sell for about $5 each in a three-... more »

California studies drip applications for strawberries

Applying fungicides in strawberry via drip irrigation may become the standard in protecting the fruit from its many soil, fruit and foliar diseases. A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources... more »

Driscoll’s, Plenty research vertical farming for strawberries

Strawberry growers know about raised beds – but vertical farms are something else entirely. Berry industry heavyweight Driscoll’s and vertical farming innovator Plenty in October announced a collaboration on strawberries – marrying Driscoll’s proprietary genetics... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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