April 20, 2018

Mid-September Harvest

Even though cooler night temperatures in mid-September caused a decrease in fruit yield, the quality, appearance, size and flavor of these day-neutral strawberries remains excellent, as documented in our September 18 harvest:

Low Tunnel, Evie-2

Evie-2 variety produced in a low tunnel

 

Low Tunnel, Albion

Albion variety produced in a low tunnel

Harvest began in early August for day-neutral varieties in both the low-tunnel and non-low tunnel systems, with two pickings per week.  The day-neutral varieties grown in our low tunnel system generally appear to have better fruit quality as compared to the day-neutrals grown in our non-low tunnel system.

Low Tunnel, San Andreas

San Andreas variety grown in a low tunnel

 

Low tunnel, Seascape

Seascape variety produced in a low tunnel

 

Low Tunnel, Portola

Portola variety produced in a low tunnel

 

Low Tunnel, Monterey

Monterey variety grown in a low tunnel