Strawberry Season in Onslow County

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April marks the beginning of strawberry season in Onslow County. Our relatively warm winter followed by a cold snap in March will have some impact on our strawberry season this year.

Growers started picking early with berries ripening the end of March. Normally our strawberry season starts off fairly slow and reaches a crescendo in mid-April to mid-May. The cold snap in March means that we probably will not see a huge number of berries in the middle of the season. Some local growers have estimated losing 20-50% of their blooms during the freeze.
If you want to pick berries to put up, head out to your local farms the first couple of weeks in April as we are not likely to see a big peak in production and the season is likely to be done a little early.
You can find local strawberries at the farmers’ market or pick your own farms. We have several local pick-your-own strawberry farms:
Mike’s Farm
Mike and Theresa Lowe
1600 Haw Branch Road
Beulaville, NC 28518
(910) 324-3422
Putnam Family Farms
Steve Putnam
2044 Lightwood Knot Road
Kinston, NC 28504
Call ahead for hours, pricing and picking information.

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Photo of Kate Holt, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKate HoltCounty Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 (Office) kate_holt@ncsu.eduOnslow County, North Carolina
Posted on Apr 5, 2017
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