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In the suburbs began harvest of early varieties of strawberries

The harvest of early varieties of strawberries started in Moscow region, harvesting of berries is conducted selectively, the press service of the Ministry of agriculture and food of the region.

"Starting the harvest of early varieties of strawberries in our suburban began this week. Because of the rain and cool weather we had thought that picking the berries a little move as strawberries in the open ground requires a lot of sun. Now warm Sunny days, and the collection started as planned. Cleaning the berries are selectively," - said the Minister of agriculture and food of the Moscow region Andrey Razin, who was quoted by the press service.

Eight major producers of strawberries in the open ground work in the region, six of which are engaged in the creation of marketable berries, two focused on the production of seedlings, told the Agency.

"Picking berries in the first place started at the enterprise "Russian berries" in Lukhovitsy. Here gathered the first 2 tons of strawberries, and plan for the season to collect 250-300 tons. "Kolomna berry" and "Sankt-Peterburg" of the city district Kolomna, too, begin to collect these days. Early strawberry picking begins at the Institute of horticulture and nursery in Stupino," said Razin.

Active picking strawberries in the region will begin in late July and will continue until August, said Razin.

In addition, after June 20 will start collecting strawberry in the farm named after Lenin in the territory more than 100 hectares of land, according to the release.

In 2019 in the suburbs in the open ground collected more than 1.2 thousand tons of strawberries.