Strawberries at Frank Oakes' Golden Gate Estates organic farm get a healthy dose of water on Wednesday morning after frost ruined most of the ripening berries. Oakes said the strawberry plants would survive but the berries that were ripest for the picking were a complete loss. Photographed Dec. 8, 2010. Aaron Hale/Staff.
It could have been worse, but unseasonably cold weather is causing headaches for Southwest Florida produce growers. Tomato plants, strawberries, corn and green beans were among those damaged by frost and freezing temperatures.
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