Strawberries

Evolution of strawberry production discussed in podcast

A new podcast on Gastropod – “Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret” –addresses the cultivation of strawberries in Europe 300 years ago, to their transport to the U.S., to their major production in California. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

California berries at China’s first Costco opening

When China’s first Costco warehouse club opened this week in Shanghai, fresh strawberries from California Giant Berry Farms were among the offerings displayed. Costco opened the doors to... more »

Wish Farms’ ‘Superhero Summer’ campaign benefits Feeding America

Berry grower/marketer Wish Farms recently reported back on the results of its summer of work with the nonprofit Feeding America. “The ‘Superhero Summer’ campaign was a great success on many levels. We reached a nationwide... more »

New UC strawberries have disease resistance, other traits

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer... more »

USDA announces frozen strawberry buy

The USDA July 8 announced plans to purchase frozen strawberry products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24,... more »

Aug. 20-21 are dates for NASGA tour in western Pennsylvania

The North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) is holding its 2019 Summer Tour as they visit farms in western Pennsylvania. The tour on Aug. 20 and 21 will be headquartered at the Drury Inn & Suites... more »

Wish Farms promotion puts growers in superhero poses

Growers are posing as superheroes in a social media promotion Wish Farms is running this summer. Dubbed “Superhero Summer,” the promotion will feature images of Wish Farms’ growers in various comedic superhero poses on the... more »

Driscoll’s debuts sweeter, ‘rosé’ strawberry products

Strawberry heavyweight Driscoll’s on June 12 rolled out new varieties bred for color and taste. Driscoll’s new products are Rosé Berries, which the company describes as “blush-colored strawberries and raspberries bred for their unique color... more »


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