TRADITIONS

Busy days for strawberry growers as they ready for Midsummer harvest

2:44 min
  • Celebrating Midsummer with strawberries is almost mandatory in Sweden so right now growers are busy planting their seedlings to be ready by next month.

  • Karolina Obrzut and her colleagues at Trädgårn in Södertälje, south of Stockholm, have been working six hours a day for the past week planting 14,000 strawberry seedlings.

  • On average, Swedes consume about 2 kilograms of strawberries per person each year – around 20 million kilograms in total.