Rain could wash away profits from strawberry picking season

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A once sweet strawberry crop could be washed away if rain and thunderstorms continue to sweep through Central New York every evening.

Local growers said early on in the season, there were a few nail biting nights when the temperatures dropped dangerously close to freezing after the blossoms had already formed.

They got over that hurdle and had high hopes for an extra-long season lasting through July 4th, but the worry now, is that if the rain continues each evening, the berries won't get a chance to dry out.

In that case, they could develop mold, and cut the season, and the profits short.

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