Growers, shippers expect higher Argentinean blueberry volume

09/12/2011 01:00:00 AM
Tara Schupner

In Oregon and Washington, flats of 12 1-pint cups of medium-large blueberries were $22.50-24.50.

Another factor that could affect the fresh market is high prices for processed and frozen berries.

“This year, an excellent frozen market will put a check on the pack for fresh,” said Janice Honigberg, president of Sun Belle Inc., Washington, D.C.

“Growers will be very aware of the pricing for their fruit at destination and will be ready to divert to processing or the freezer.”

The Argentinean Blueberry Committee plans to issue an updated crop report on Sept. 25, on its website at http://tinyurl.com/3gz7s65.


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