Strawberry production in California continues to be slow for this time of year. It is the slowest start to the season in many years.
California strawberry production is being impacted by recent weather patterns that have reduced current pack volumes in the state.
The USDA Cold Storage Report shows a decline in strawberry inventory in 2018 versus 2017.
California strawberry production was higher in 2018 than in 2017 on 2,000 fewer acres.
Tree fruit crops in California are starting to bloom, but cold wet weather this month may delay some of them.