Warm Weather To Potentially Impact NH’s Strawberry Season
However, a few more days like this will drastically alter the upcoming strawberry season. Warm weather causes plants to bud early. Thus, speeding up the season. Throw in an impending cold snap, and things could be very different. Strawberry farmer Steve Rutherford told WBIR 10News "Freezing is technically 31.7 degrees. If the temperature drops below that around these blooms - and the blooms are out - it will cause the cells inside the bloom to burst, and thus the bloom turns black and we have no berries."
According to Science Daily, New Hampshire's strawberry season traditionally lasts only four to six weeks, and peaks in June.