Strawberry Season Underway

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SLOCOMB, Ala. (WTVY) - A recent stretch of warm weather has strawberries blooming.
Normally, strawberries are planted in October and grow through the winter.
This year, farmers are hopeful for a good crop.
But with cold evenings expected later this Slocomb farmer is preparing to protect the fruit.

John Aplin with Aplin Farms says:
"But when they put on the fruit like they're putting on now, the fruit have to have protection from the frost and the freeze so we have frost blankets that we'll pull over the fields to keep the frost off of them."

Aplin says strawberries should be ready to pick in the next 10 to 14 days, weather permitting.
It's a U-pick farm, so you could be out there by April.

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