By Paul Schmitt
The recent deluge of rain in the area has not benefited the strawberry crop this year. According to enviroweather.com, areas of Door County received up to 8.75 inches of rain in June when the normal precipitation is a little more than three inches. Steve Sullivan of Sully’s Produce says the impact of rain and cool temperatures in the spring hurt the crop output and size of the strawberries.
Sullivan says too much moisture can cause berries to get soft after just 24 hours of being picked. A later variety of strawberries will ripen in the next two weeks before the end of the strawberry season concludes, according to Sullivan.