Update on Nursery Chill Oct 29
One can see here from the picture kindly provided by Doug Thomas of Crown Nursery that the cold of late is having an effect. Total accumulation of chill by 10/29 in Macdoel when this picture was taken was 364 hours (this is over 329 one week ago) between the critical temperatures of 33 and 45 degrees, offset by 394 + 123 hours above 60 degrees.
Warm weather has more or less ceased to be a factor here, allowing the chill hours to accumulate much quicker, and it is subsequently showing on the plants.
Monterey variety strawberries at Macdoel Oct 29. Photo courtesy Doug Thomas, Crown Nursery