ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota growers expect a sensational strawberry season.
Minnesota strawberries are ripening early, as much as two to three weeks ahead of normal, and most growers are reporting an excellent crop. Some pick-your-own strawberry farms in the Twin Cities area and southern Minnesota expect to open during the first week of June.READ MORE: Jazz Shoot Past Wolves 136-104 For 5th Straight Win
Jessica Rovie of the Minnesota Grown Program says picking conditions can vary from farm to farm and can fluctuate from day to day depending on the weather, so calling ahead or checking a farm’s website is always a good idea.READ MORE: Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson Investigated For Possible DWI
Growers say they expect blueberries and summer raspberries to ripen ahead of schedule as well. While those crops typically ripen at the very end of the strawberry season, it’s possible that summer raspberries may overlap strawberries earlier than usual.MORE NEWS: Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson Investigated For Possible DWI After Alexandria Rollover Crash
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