Tips and tricks for various summer fruits
Strawberries can be grown in all parts of the state and have been an important crop for many years. In the home garden they are not a simple operation.
Gardeners must control diseases, insects, weeds and birds. The plants must be planted correctly in a well-prepared site.
Harvesting normally begins in mid-March and lasts six to eight weeks.
Some popular varieties are Strawberry Festival, Radiance, Camarosa, Camino Real and Chandler. A major source of crop failure is crown rot.