Pick the Perfect Strawberry
Strawberries that are picked when three-fourths red will develop full color and flavor in one to two days. Berries that are only half-red will seldom have the flavor, texture, or size of berries that are more mature when picked.
The fruit should be picked with the stem attached. This is accomplished by grasping the stem between the thumb and forefinger and pinching it off. Pulling and snapping, but leaving the cap on, is all right if the fruit is to be used immediately.
When To Go
U-Pick Season 2016 - Starts Mid July and goes all the way till the end of September.
The best time to pick the fruit is early in the morning when the berries are still cool.