An article by Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail UK.

They are traditionally a treat to be enjoyed only in the warm summer months.

But British strawberries could soon be available all year round, thanks to pioneering new technology which will help them grow out of season.

Experts have developed new LED lighting for greenhouses which fool strawberry plants into thinking that it is spring rather than winter.

The red and blue lights are low-energy, meaning they use less electricity than artificial white lights which are sometimes used by greenhouses.

It means the strawberry plants can be kept in artificial light for a lower cost, according to researchers at Stockbridge Technology Centre in Selby, North Yorkshire.

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