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Despite a Slow Start, Strawberry Growers Still Predicting a Good Year

Despite weather and disease problems that hampered production at the start of the 2013-14 strawberry season, local growers still anticipate a good year.

“All we need now is a little more normal weather,” said Ted Campbell, executive director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association in Dover, on Thursday. “We’re still optimistic for a good season.”

Florida provides most of the nation’s domestically grown strawberries during the winter months from more than 10,000 acres of fields throughout Plant City. The Florida strawberry season typically begins about Thanksgiving and goes into March.

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