In warmer climates, such as in Florida or California, strawberries are grown and picked throughout most of the year, from January to November. Peak season in warmer climates and in other areas is generally from late April through June.
Strawberries are considered to be ideal for picking when they are bright red in color during late spring and early summer. Each ripe strawberry has an average of 200 seeds. Strawberries are the most commonly grown berry in the United States, according to About.com. While grown locally in every state, California cultivates more than 80 percent of the strawberries distributed and consumed in the U.S.