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Strawberry research yields longer growing season

October 16, 2009  By CBC News


strawberries02October 14, 2009,
Ridgetown, Ont. – Researchers at the Ridgetown campus of the University of
Guelph are hoping to extend the strawberry growing season by at least another
month with a type of berry that’s less sensitive to weather conditions than its
traditional counterparts.

October 14, 2009,
Ridgetown, Ont. – Researchers at the Ridgetown campus of the University of
Guelph are hoping to extend the strawberry growing season by at least another
month with a type of berry that’s less sensitive to weather conditions than its
traditional counterparts.

strawberries02 
  

The day-neutral berry
relies less on daylight to bud than the typical June-bearing strawberry, and
produces fruit”as long as the weather conditions are good,” said Prof. John
Zandstra, who specializes in fruit and vegetable cropping systems.

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