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Motley jordbærsæson is coming to an end

the Taste of fresh, sun-ripened Danish strawberries are the most one of summer's great pleasures. The berries are often torn away in the summer holiday period both in the supermarkets, from vejboder and from the pick-yourself fields.

In the year have berries, however, had to contend with strong mixed weather throughout the growing season. Many have gone to, and now drawing the high season towards the end of frilandsbærrene.

- It has been far from a dance for the growers in the jordbærmarkerne in the year. There have been plenty of challenges, says Dan Haunstrup Christensen, who is a consultant in the Danish horticultural advisory service Hortiadvice with berries as a specialty.

First featured winter on lots of water. Then followed frost in large parts of the country in many nights and since the excessive heat in June.

Strawberries can be solskoldede like we other. They are just not red but brown on sunny side, and so ripen the infinitely fast, so it is difficult to follow for the pickers, he says.

In the last week came so plenty of moisture for days, causing the berries to swell up and rot.

- It has a cost on the bottom line of many growers, although there has been reasonable prices for the growers this year, says Dan Haunstrup Christensen.

Those who will manage to make strawberry jam or freeze down for the winter, need to hurry.

- Frilandsbærrene blades of the middle of July on the island of Fyn, Zealand and southern Jutland. But there will probably be strawberries to get in the north for some weeks yet, evaluate the consultant.

There will still be Danish strawberry a long time yet. But they are not from the outdoors and typically grown in plastiktunneler.

in turn, prices have been sensible in the year. Apart from a period in June where it was very hot, and there were plenty of berries on the market quickly.

Even though the strawberries are a challenged industry, subject to vejrgudernes whims, so believe the consultant, that there is scope for a more Danish jordbærdyrkning, if the growers just find their own market.

- It must be the places where there are lots of strawberries in advance. So it is especially true in the regions where there is no local sales with market stalls, farm shops and pick yourself. Especially Jutland, some of the islands and west zealand, he says.


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