It's spring, but the winter-like weather is making strawberry growing season a little more difficult.
Farmers are having to fight the cold by keeping the fruit covered around the clock. If the strawberry buds freeze, it takes another 28 days to grow back.
"Normally, by this time of year, you're getting 60 degree days and they're really growing and starting to bloom," strawberry farmer from Rudd Farms, Matthew Rudd said.
He said the strawberries are on track for picking at the end of April.
On the other hand, the long winter is good for vineyards. The cold means the buds on the grape vines won't start opening early and risk vulnerability to a late frost.
"I personally like it when it's a little bit warmer for working in the vineyard," Dick Carstens, a vineyard manager at Grove Winery, said. "But this is what we want for the grapes."
The cold and rain has kept some pollen closer to the ground. That means as soon as it does warm up, experts are expecting a bad allergy season.
"What's abnormal for this season is we started with the cold, rainy weather, which keeps the pollen down and you don't have as much pollen," Dr. J.A. Bardelas at the Allergy and Asthma Center of North Carolina said. "Once we have a few dry, windy days, it's gonna be a significant problem."