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Strawberry Picking On Strawberry Farm

This week I was shown round the local strawberry and raspberry farm by the owner.

Punnet Of Freshly Picked Strawberries

Punnet Of Freshly Picked Strawberries

It was interesting to see the different varieties of strawberries at the different stages of growth and how they are grown. The strawberries are grown in poly tunnels and have been planted in grow bags and then placed on a shelf at about head height. As the plants grow and the fruits form, the strawberries will dangle down making picking easy.

I was asked if I wanted to go and do a few hours fruit picking on Sunday but unfortunately I was poorly so my husband went intead. He managed to do about 100 punnets in 2 hours which I thought was good going. He explained that you have to leave a bit of a stalk on the fruit and so you have to dig your nail into the stalk and then twist inorder to get the strawberry to come off. after two hours Steve said his fingers were aching but he could sooth himself with a punnet of the delicious strawberries that we were given.


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2 Responses to “Strawberry Picking On Strawberry Farm”

  1. Akash Jain says:

    hello !!
    this is akash from India !
    I would be very grateful if i can get any help from your side
    I basically want to get into farming business and as i am new to this feild your help would be apprecaiated.
    Would you please assist me what varities of strawberries could be grown at a tropical climatic regions where in summers temperature generally lies between 25 to 38 degree and winters 10 to 25 degree centi
    And if u could also assist me for inhouse farming of strawberries.
    thank you

    email id – inhousefarming@gmail.com

  2. NADIA BORISOVA says:

    i have some questions to asko for strawberry farming if someone is willing to explain some things to me pls write a mail