The Strawberry plants are starting to produce but with the all the cold weather, rain and birds it’s very hard to find some ripe red strawberries on the vine. If you look closely at the Strawberries below do you notice something different? Most of the seeds have been picked out by the birds. After this happens the strawberry usually shrivels up or if rain hits it, it splits open and rots.
When rain is in the forecast, we usually try to pick off all the ripe or almost ripe strawberries. If you leave you leave ripe strawberries on the plants when it rains, you will most likely lose all of them due to damage. The skin of the strawberry is so fragile that when rain hits it, it will break open or mold will start to form.
The cold weather doesn’t help the production of the strawberry crop. It slows down the growth of the strawberries when it is really cold. Usually when you have a green strawberry it can ripen in 3-5 days when it is warm. When it is cold it can take 5-12 for the same strawberry to ripen. So therefore you won’t have strawberries for a long time. So please be patient with us and hopefully we will get an abundant supply of red, ripe, delicious strawberries soon!