For the first time, Naples, Fla.-based Naturipe Farms LLC is shipping blackberries from South Carolina, said Brian Bocock, vice president of product management. The company has a year-round blackberry program. In addition to South Carolina, it sources summer blackberries from Georgia and California.
Naturipe is shipping new proprietary varieties of raspberries called Pacific Royale and Pacific Deluxe. The company expects to have more raspberry volume this year, Bocock said. All of its summer raspberries are grown in California.
Naturipe’s summer berry program includes organic and conventional strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Its summer strawberries are grown in California. Summer blueberries are grown in 12 states and British Columbia.