The Wisconsin strawberry crop looks to be delayed by about 7-10 days because of cool, wet weather. That’s the estimate of Laura Skelly from Skelly’s Farm Market in Janesville. She expects that if weather cooperates, they’ll start picking some time later next week.
Skelly says that the volume of fruit looks good, but varieties may start ripening very close to each other – potentially making for a lot of fruit all at once and a somewhat compacted picking season overall.
She’s quick to point out that each patch is a little different, so check on conditions locally by monitoring wiberries.org.