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Recent heat could mean shortened strawberry season

But the heat could mean an excellent corn season
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If you love strawberries, like many of us do, you better start picking soon.

A local farmer says the recent heat Waterloo Region has experienced may mean a shortened season.

"You know, usually with our pick your own patch and that, we have early, mid-season and late season varieties picked in there...Just with the recent heat wave, a lot of those varieties are starting to come together." Trevor Herrle-Braun, of Herrle's Farm Market, told KitchenerToday.

The pick your own season typically runs three weeks, but could end up being two and a half weeks this year.

"If temperatures stay kind of cooler, like they are, that will definitely extend things...You know there's always that variable and it can change in the blink of an eye very quickly. You just have got to remain flexible." said Herrle-Braun.

But the heat is not all bad, it could mean an excellent corn season.

"That heat wave has been nice. You can almost see and hear the corn growing in the field, when you've got temperatures upwards of high 20's, which is really nice." added Herrle-Braun.

Herrle's Farm Market has been in operation since 1964.


Blair Adams

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