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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Strawberry Fields Forever

click picture for larger imageSounds like an old Beatles song doesn't it? My route went through Macdoel on Tuesday and I finally had the sun in the right position to get some shots of the strawberry fields. Lassen Canyon Nursery grows strawberry plants for both the commercial grower and the home gardener. Lassen Canyon Nursery grows plants for immediate sale at three high elevation locations. The proper latitude, topography and cultivation at high elevation assure LCN plants get optimum chilling and conditioning for transplanting. Short day varieties respond very well to the "treatment" that the high elevation gives them. Everbearing (day neutral) varieties are dug late October and stored for supplemental chilling and set in fruiting fields from mid to late November. The Macdoel ranch, on the southern end of Butte Valley, is the coldest spot suitable for farming in California.

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