Predicting a Good Year

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Predicting a Good Year

Yvonne Walker,  left, and Ralph Hubbard restock the strawberries at the Strawberry Festival in March 2013. Florida strawberry growers are seeing less competition in its prime eastern U.S. markets. Photo: Pierre Ducharme | The Ledger

Yvonne Walker, left, and Ralph Hubbard restock the strawberries at the Strawberry Festival in March 2013. Florida strawberry growers are seeing less competition in its prime eastern U.S. markets. Photo: Pierre Ducharme | The Ledger

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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By | 2016-10-19T11:02:41-04:00 January 7th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Predicting a Good Year

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Sue Harrell, known affectionately as Strawberry Sue, is FSGA’s director of marketing, seasoned strawberry grower and the voice of the blog. We invite you to visit often. Sue will keep you informed and inspired. You’ll find helpful strawberry-related links, year-round news from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.