Strawberries Reach Peak in P.E.I.

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TORONTO — Prince Edward Island chefs have good reason to crank out more strawberry shortcakes this season as farmers fight to catch up with the tiny red fruit that is ripening faster than it can be picked, according to CBC News.

The strawberry crop is quickly picking up after a slow start to the season. “There’s a lot of berries that are ripe and with that high humidity and rain here and there, the berries start to rot,” Claude McCardle, owner of the Berry Patch in Tracadie Cross, P.E.I., told the CBC. “I would advise anyone who wants berries to get out quickly.”

For the complete report on this year’s P.E.I. strawberry crop, check out CBC News.

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