It's the time of year when strawberries are being planted around Texoma. A Clay County farmer is experimenting with berries from another country.
Young's orchard in Clay County receives eight different varieties of strawberries from Texas A & M. Some of which are from Nova Scotia, Canada. Owner Steve Young planted them and will monitor their growth for the university. If the plants survive in the Texoma soil and climate, Young says it could mean great news for Texomans who love locally grown strawberries.
"We might be able to come up with another variety of strawberries that could give us strawberries on into the summer season instead of just having them for the spring." Young says the different varieties produce fruit that's either sweeter, or larger than the California strawberries he typically grows.
He also says the strawberries *may* be available for shoppers to pick in the spring.