Strawberries thriving in Ottawa-area despite conditions that stifled other plants - Ottawa - CBC News

By Andrew Foote, CBC News Ottawa, June 25, 2017

Ottawa-area strawberry growers are enjoying the fruits of a good harvest this year, after a wet spring set other crops back.

Around 325 millimetres of rain fell at the Ottawa International Airport in April and May, according to Environment Canada, delaying the planting season for crops such as corn and soybeans for weeks.

Local strawberry farmers said they're starting their traditional harvesting season right on time, despite all the rain, and the results are looking sweet.

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