Freeze Helped Strawberries

January 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Freezing winter temperatures helped California strawberry farmers with a record harvest last year. The January 2007 freeze helped the berries grow stronger root systems, which made for more productive plants in the spring, rather than damaging the fruit.

The Strawberry Commission says production for the fruit grew by almost seven million trays - up to 146 million - last year.