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When to Harvest the Tastiest Strawberries You’ve Ever Grown Before

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

When to harvest the tastiest strawberries you’ve ever grown before. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When to harvest strawberries depends on the variety you’re growing. June-bearing strawberries will start to ripen all at once, usually over a period of about three weeks. Everbearing strawberries will produce a few different crops; usually, one large harvest in spring, a few …

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Tips for Planting the Tastiest Strawberries You’ve Ever Grown

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

More tips for planting the tastiest strawberries you’ve ever grown and are better than store bought. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Another strawberry variety option to plant is the alpine strawberry, which produces smaller fruits than other types of strawberries, but their flavor is more intense. These plants do best in Zones 3-9, even in part shade. …

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Strawberry Varieties to Grow so They’ll Taste Better Than Store Bought

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The best strawberry varieties to grow so that they’ll taste better than store bought.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The three main types of strawberries are June-bearing, everbearing, and day-neutral. June-bearing strawberries, such as ‘Shuksan’, grow well in USDA Agriculture Zones 6-10, but some varieties are better for your local conditions than others. Keep in mind that …

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Make Your Next Strawberry Crop Taste Better than Store Bought

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to make your next strawberry crop taste better than store-bought.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Biting into sun-ripened strawberries, still warm from the garden, is one of the best summer treats you can enjoy. Just a few rows of plants will fill the fruit bowl and freezer, even after you subtract the samples you sneak while …

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Freeze Those Summer Strawberries for Delicious Flavor All Year Long

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to freeze your summer strawberries for flavor all year long. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you don’t want those summer strawberries to go to waste, there’s a way to make them last all season long. Freeze them so you’ll have delicious fruit for smoothies, desserts, and more. The most common way to freeze strawberries is …

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Agri View: Strawberry Consumption

Dan Agri View, Fruits

Did you know that America’s favorite fruit doesn’t grow on a tree? Everett Griner talks about the consumption of strawberries in today’s Agri View. Strawberry Consumption What if I told you that America’s favorite fruit doesn’t grow on a tree. It has to be planted every year. I guess you know by now that I am talking about strawberries. Although …

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Celebrating National Strawberries and Cream Day

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Today, you get to celebrate America’s favorite fruit. Cathy Isom lets you know why you’ll want some fresh strawberries and whip cream today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Strawberries and Cream Day Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day. So if you don’t have them already, you may want to head to your local farmer’s …

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Florida Farmers Brace for Cold Weather

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

Florida farmers were preparing Thursday for continuing cold weather, with temperatures expected to drop into the 30s overnight as far south as Fort Myers and Homestead. Many of Florida’s crops cannot handle freezing temperatures for long periods. Citrus and strawberry farmers are preparing harvests ahead of time, often running irrigation systems to create small layers of ice over the fruit …