BLUEBERRIES

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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Market Scope - Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of April 14

2014-04-13

CENTRAL AND NORTH FLORIDA — Shipments (1-2-9) — Movement expected to increase as harvesting increases. Trading very active for fairly light supplies. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large $30-36, 4.4-ounce cups with lids medium-large $24-28. Includes palletizing and cooling. Some harvesting curtailed because of rain and wet fields. Quality good.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (5-6-7) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids higher, others about steady. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large $34-36. Organic: Flats of 12 4.4-ounce cups with lids medium-large $34-36. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (9-9*-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly $32-34. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality. *revised 

 


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