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Cold Snap Could Delay Louisiana Strawberry Harvest

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I love Louisiana Strawberries. They are so sweet and juicy and when you slice them thin and put them on cereal even the healthy stuff my doctor wants me to eat taste better. If you love Louisiana Strawberries you’re going to have to be patient. The recent cold weather has set the states largest fruit crop back by at least 30 days.

Growers along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain say the bitter cold temperatures of last week are the reason to blame for the traditional arrival of the sweet red fruit. While there will be some strawberries available for Valentines Day dipping in chocolate they won’t be as plentiful as in years past.

Many of the blooms and green fruit on the plants were affected by the cold and it will take another 30 days for those plants to bear fruit ready for harvest. Don’t worry that there won’t be a lot of strawberries though. Even though  much of the growing season  has been cool and the freezing temperatures did  set the crop back a few weeks projections indicate this years crop will be a big one.

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