Blueberries

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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Packer Stories

Savannah port to import cold-treated South American fruit

08/27/2014

The Port of Savannah plans to receive South American fruit through a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program allowing imports of cold-treated commodities.

Blue Diamond among USDA grant recipients

08/22/2014

Blue Diamond Growers will use a new $200,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help introduce its almonds to an international market.

Fall is sweet spot for California strawberries

08/21/2014

California strawberry volumes started to drop before Sept. 1 but plenty remained for promotions in the fall, when the fruit has a reputation for sweetness.

California Giant appoints blueberry director

08/18/2014

California Giant Berry Farms has promoted Nader Musleh to executive director of the company’s blueberry division.

Camposol second quarter sales soar

08/15/2014

Rising avocado sales and solid asparagus prices were the key drivers for a 55% increase in sales during the second quarter for Camposol Holding Ltd., Lima, Peru.

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Market Scope - Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18

2014-08-17

MICHIGAN — Shipments (52-53-34) — Movement expected to decrease slightly as a few growers finish for the season. Trading active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $20-22. Some shippers beginning to switch over to 12 6-ounce cups. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality good.

OREGON/WASHINGTON — Shipments (28-33-25) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly $18-20; flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly 13-16; organic flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly $28-28. Quality variable.

BRITISH COLUMBIA CROSSINGS THROUGH NORTHWEST WASHINGTON — Crossings (27-30-18) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Prices in U.S. dollars. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large Canada 1 $18-20. Quality variable. Some growers expect to be harvesting some elliott variety.

 


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