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Good ending to strawberry season in Stanthorpe

Researchers say strawberries are very sensitive to environmental conditions and they're studying how to keep the fruit sweet in a changing climate Like many things on a farm, it all comes down to the weather, and on Queensland's Granite Belt the nights have turned cooler, while the days have stayed warm, two things strawberries love.

Soon, the days will become too cold for the plants, but before the frosts hit, they're going out with a sweet bang. It all comes down to brix, a measurement of sugar content.

Towards the end of the season, regional growers are recording of 12 and 13 brix units as the past six weeks had been perfect for growing the sweetest strawberries.


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