Picking Strawberries - Knowledgebase Question

Ossining, NY
Question by sburns859
June 9, 2001
If I pick my strawberries when they are not quite ripe, will they continue to ripen?


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Answer from NGA
June 9, 2001

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They will continue to ripen a little bit, but for home grown berries the flavor is best if they are picked when truly ripe rather than before. This means picking daily and sometimes even twice a day.

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