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Maine strawberry crop promising, but slow to come

June 24, 2013

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Farmers say it looks to be a good year for Maine’s much-anticipated strawberry crop. But they say the season might arrive a little later than usual.

Jodie Jordan of Alewive’s Brook Farm in Cape Elizabeth tells WCSH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/14SGl81) that the crop looks promising, but some cold nights this month have slowed the ripening process. Jordan said when temperatures drop into the 50s, the berries shut down until they get warmed up again.

He says people have been calling like crazy to ask about the berries.

The state’s strawberry season normally runs from the end of June until mid-July.

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