It’s strawberry season. In addition to getting ready to attend the strawberry festival, why not make your own strawberry jam as well? UF/Pasco Extension will be offering its first canning class at the One Stop Shop building (formerly… Read More
Fall arrived late to Central Florida this year, but strawberry powdery mildew season is right on time. While powdery mildew season tends to run from November to March, November to December tend to be prime months, with pressure… Read More
As we enter the fall in Northeast Florida, gardening becomes a bit more tolerable. Temperatures drop and many of our fall and winter vegetables get their opportunity to shine in the garden. One of these plants to think… Read More
Berries are like nature’s candy: sweet and delicious. However, unlike regular candy, they are a powerhouse of nutrients for good health. Berries are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and water with no fat, cholesterol,… Read More
Florida strawberries are grown as annuals started from northern-sourced cold-treated young plants set out in September and October. Bare-root plants with their leaves retained yield earlier than plants with leaves removed. However, frequent irrigation (8-14 hours/day for the… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, University of Florida scientists looked for a few characteristics in a more desirable strawberry. Among those traits was a higher yield in November and December — the early part of the Florida season… Read More
Did you know Florida is the strawberry capital of the world during winter? Florida strawberries can be planted in home gardens beginning in the fall and enjoyed through the winter and spring.