Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Unusually cold winter temperatures delayed Florida's strawberry harvest, but now the strawberries are ripening — and they're even sweeter than usual.
"Abnormally cool temperatures delayed maturation of the berries," said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. "Strawberries stayed on the plants longer, so they had more time to produce sugar. The result is the sweetest strawberries we've seen in a very long time."