USDA Cold Storage Report numbers show a significant decrease in volume of frozen strawberries for current inventory versus 2017.
California has had low strawberry processing volume numbers for year to date versus the recent past. Volume numbers are lower this season for freezer and juice grade strawberry than any of the past ten years.
California Bartlett pear bloom has been long and drawn out similar to other fruit trees in the San Joaquin Valley this season.
Fresh market strawberry volumes continue to increase each week in the state. Larger volumes of fruit are coming in the next few weeks.
California processed grade strawberry continues to lag in volume for this time of year compared to past seasons. It doesn't look that will change much in the next few weeks.