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Strawberry season returns to the Okanagan

The first of this year's local strawberry crop is now available at Osoyoos fruit stands.
The first of this year's local strawberry crop is now available at Osoyoos fruit stands.
Image Credit: Facebook/ Osoyoos Fruit Basket

Strawberry season is upon us once again.

Navi Aujla of Osoyoos Fruit Basket says this year’s crop is looking good with recent weather conditions cooperating with growers.

“The crop is on time this year. Every year we have strawberries around this time,” she says.

Osoyoos Fruit Basket doesn’t have a U-pick field open yet, Aukla says, but expect to open one in the next couple of weeks.

She says plants haven’t reached full production, but berries are available at the fruit stand, located at 9910 Crowsnest Highway, in Osoyoos, every day.

They'll have to wait a little longer, farther up the valley.

Rabi Panu of Function Junction Fruit Stand at 811 Highway 33 in Kelowna says his strawberries should be ready in about a week and a half.

“It’s been a good growing season so far,” he says.

Good ’N’ Plenty Produce, located at 1475 Pleasant Valley Road in Armstrong should have their strawberries ready for sale in the first or second week of June.

“They are in bloom and looking really good this year,” Cheryl Rohrer says of the crop.

In Kamloops, Gourmet Greens Produce Market’s Ken Evans says he expects local strawberries to be available in the next couple of weeks. Evans says one of Gourmet Greens local strawberry suppliers is  Horstings Farm Market, located at 2450 Cariboo Highway 97.

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