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Ready to pick? Strawberry season arrives early this year

Posted at 8:52 AM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 05:16:50-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- Strawberry season has arrived early in Virginia. A relatively mild winter, combined with a warm start to spring has resulted in the early strawberry crop.

Todd Adams, who runs Adams Acres in Dinwiddie, said he expected prime strawberry picking season to last the next three to four weeks.

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Adams said the key to a good strawberry season is a nice mixture of warm and cool days and nights.

He said when the weather got too hot, strawberry season would end.

If you need help finding the perfect place to take your family to pick strawberries, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services maintains a database of Virginia pick-your-own strawberry fields and farmers’ markets. You can find that list here.