California strawberry price posting will be April 9 this year. The processing crop has lower volumes so far this year compared to the recent past.
Good quality fruit has been the order of the day for most strawberry fields in Oxnard and parts of Santa Maria so far this season.
The weather events of the past few weeks in California have set back some strawberry fields in certain areas of the state. Growers have had to remove fruit that was ready to harvest and wait for the plants to recover again before resuming production.
California strawberry acreage will be lower in 2018 than it was in 2017. Winter acreage will be off by 6.5%.
Strawberry processing pounds are down for #1 grade and up for juice grade this year.