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California Strawberry 4-21-2016

4/21/2016  By Dan Winiecke

The processing crop in California is off to a slower start compared to last year and the year before. The fresh market price is currently very strong, and it looks to be so for the next few weeks. There has been less than fifty million pounds sent to the freezers so far this year, and much of that has originated in Baja, Mexico. It doesn't look like California growers will contribute much fruit to the freezer until after Mother's Day, and it could be well after that if the fresh market remains strong.