These small, antioxidant-rich berries are growing in popularity. Blueberries were the No. 8 fruit that consumers purchased in the past year, up from No. 10 in Fresh Trends 2012. The tiny blue globes were the No. 4 item that consumers said they were buying now that they did not buy previously.


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Packer Stories

Naturipe pushes 1-pound blueberry pack as standard


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Naturipe Farms LLC, Salinas, hopes to move the blueberry industry toward using a 1-pound clamshell as its base pack, similar to the way the strawberry industry moved out of pint baskets to 1-pounders several years ago.

Wish Farms plans to double blueberry volume


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Plant City, Fla.-based Wish Farms plans to double its blueberry volume this coming season — not by planting more acres, but by bringing more growers on board.

Chile freeze damage likely limited


For the second straight year, Chile has been hit with unusually cold fall weather, but damage should be much lighter than last year.

Wholesum, Wish Farms win sensory contest


ANAHEIM, Calif. — The children and buyers have spoken through their votes at the Produce Marketing Association’s Sensory Experience Contest.

Chile hit with another cold snap


For the second straight year, Chile has been hit with unusually cold fall weather, potentially damaging fruit crops.

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Market Scope - Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27


ARGENTINA — 2-5-3 — Imports via air. Movement expected to increase as harvesting increases. Port of entry: Miami. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly $22. Includes a few from Peru and Uruguay. Quality good.


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