Strawberry is a temperate crop which grows only in temperate areas. Strawberry is mainly grown in Plateau State, the coldest state in Nigeria. Strawberry can also be grown in Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State and Obudu Mountain, Cross Rivers State.
Strawberry only does well in areas with a low temperature. Some varieties of strawberry can also be grown in the far northern states during the cold harmattan months of the year.
Strawberry Producing States in Nigeria
The following are the Strawberry producing states in Nigeria:
Plateau state is the coldest state in Nigeria. Plateau state has a near temperate climatic condition. Strawberry is widely grown in Vom, Plateau State. There are also strawberry farmers catered around the nooks and crannies of Plateau State.
Plateau state is the highest strawberry producing state in Nigeria.
Mambilla Plateau is one of the coldest locations in Nigeria. Strawberry can be grown in Mambilla Plateau, Taraba state. There are a few strawberry farmers in Taraba state. Mambilla also has a near temperate climatic condition.
Cross Rivers State
Obudu Plateau is one of the coldest locations in Nigeria. Strawberry can be grown in Obudu Mountain, Cross Rivers State. There are a few strawberry farmers in Cross Rivers State. Obudu Plateau also has a near temperate climatic condition.
About Strawberry Farming
Strawberry farming is the process of planting strawberry for the purpose of harvesting the matured strawberries for domestic, commercial and industrial uses.
Strawberry farming involves all the processes associated with the growing of strawberry. These processes include getting the seeds, land preparation, planting, maintenance of the strawberry plants, harvesting and marketing of the produce.
Strawberry is a temperate crop. Strawberry can only do well in temperate areas. This is why almost all the strawberry farmers in Nigeria grow the crop in Plateau State. Plateau state has a quasi-temperate climatic condition.
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