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Bay Area sees big strawberries after California's wet winterThe first locally grown strawberries of the season are hitting shelves in the Bay Area and this year are extra-large and flavorful according to shoppers.
Christy Krussman from Montpelier, Vermont was at one roadside stand Tuesday and said, “They look gorgeous and they’re huge. They look delicious.”
A very wet winter has naturally nourished the strawberry plants and plump strawberries are the result.
Carolyn O’Donnel with the California Strawberry Commission said, “The strawberries are really big and that’s a reflection of the beginning of the season. The plants are very exuberant. And they are producing really large fruit.”
“Strawberries are pretty delicate though, so what happens is that they sometimes get waterlogged and they’re not very good for market; the growers will have to strip those off. But the plants are producing all throughout the season, so we’ll have another fresh crop ready to go,” she said.
Publication date: 4/21/2017
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