Strawberry acreage in California has been reduced in the north part of the state, but the main processing districts of Oxnard and Santa Maria have changed very little for 2019.
Acreage changes of winter planted strawberries in California, Florida, and Mexico are not substantial in 2019. Acreage will be similar to last year with exception of the north area of California.
California pear orchards are set very light this year. The official estimate will be out in two weeks, but overall the crop appears to have set much lighter than originally thought.
California is experiencing record volumes of strawberry currently. This looks to be the case for a few more weeks.
USDA Cold Storage Report numbers show a significant decrease in volume of frozen strawberries for current inventory versus 2017.