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A Fruitful Berry Season Predicted By Cornell Specialist

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A late winter and dry spring should bring a bountiful berry season according to Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor and small fruit specialist at Cornell University.

Pritts says the strawberry crop may be smaller than in years past, but the blueberry and raspberry crops love our weather.

The good news is that pest problems seem to be minimal this year.

“Black raspberries should be available within two weeks, followed by red raspberries and then blueberries by mid-July,” said Pritts. “Given the sudden warm-up in May throughout the state, there will be little difference in ripening times this year.”

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