The fruit market in Quincy, Mass., is one of the nation’s oldest and most vibrant.
The area has been known for its strawberry season since 1894, when it was first planted as a seasonal crop by the Boston Nursery Society.
In recent years, strawberries have also been growing in a number of other locations, including the Massachusetts Farm Bureau, a regional federation of farmers.
So what are some of the best times to harvest strawberry?
The fruit, according to the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, has a variety of ripening and storage times depending on the location.
The peak strawberry harvest occurs from April through October.
The berries are generally picked before the weather warms up and are harvested during the day and then put in the refrigerator.
In warmer climates, strawberries can be harvested earlier and at night.
In cooler climates, the strawberries are harvested closer to harvest and can be picked after sunrise.
If you’re in the Quincy area, you might want to get to work early to avoid freezing temperatures, the department said.
What is the most important information you need to know about strawberries?
The most important factors to know when deciding when to harvest are: Harvesting dates: The fruit is most likely to ripen in late March and early April.
A good ripening date is when the strawberries have fully ripened.