Nursery Chill: MacDoel - Week of October 25

Oct 28, 2021

Nursery Chill: MacDoel - Week of October 25

Oct 28, 2021

This is the third and final picture of a field of Monterey variety strawberry being grown by Crown Nursery in MacDoel.

Total accumulation of chill by 10/25 in Macdoel when this picture was taken was 468 hours (thank you Lassen Canyon Nurseries for tracking this info and posting it) between the critical temperatures of 33 and 45 degrees, offset by 301 + 61 hours above 60 degrees since Sept 1 (that being 61-80 degrees and 80-100, respectively).  

That's a lot of chill!  Looking at the photo below, we can see how the plants are really setting up for harvest (which will take place quite soon).

Thanks Doug!


By Mark Bolda
Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries

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