The start of the strawberry season has been delayed by the cold weather. Hopefully, we will have berries by the last week in May, but that may be wishful thinking since we are seeing mostly blossoms right now rather than the “little green berries” stage. Stay tuned for updates!
Typically, we have a few berries ripening by early to mid-May, and last year we opened the stand by the 13th. NOT this year! April & May have had many cold days and nights, including several sub-32 degree nights. We had to pull the blankets/covers out of storage again this weekend, in the attempt to save as many berries as possible.
ONLY pre-picked berries will be available in 2020, due to a loss of plants/berries and the COVID-19 situation. Pick-Your-Own strawberries will NOT be offered during the 2020 season.
Our strawberry crop will be in short supply this year. The plants have been in distress since they were planted in the Fall. The plants were in poor condition when they arrived from the nursery, and with the hot and dry Fall, they could not recover before winter. Over 6000 plants died. Of the plants that survived, the Spring’s fluctuating temperatures started plants to blooming early, then those blooms/berries were frozen to death when temps dropped.