Chilean blueberry exports achieve record

Photo by Jonathan Colon, https://skatesphere.com/

The Chilean Blueberry Committee-ASOEX has announced that exports of fresh blueberries will achieve a new record of 115,000 tons in the 2019-2020 season. That figure is up four per cent from the previous season. About 70 per cent of those exports are destined for North America.

 

New plantations of about 2,500 hectares are responsible for the increase. Chile has 18,374 hectares in production, concentrated mostly in the Maule, Ñuble and Biobio regions. 

 

For a more comprehensive report on Chile’s fresh and frozen blueberries, conventional and organic, go to this FreshPlaza.com report published May 1, 2019: https://bit.ly/2AQOBvv

 

Source: simfruit.cl

Publish date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019

Click to leave a comment

CAPTCHA
For security purposes, please confirm you are not a robot!

RELATED NEWS

Pharr International Bridge to expand

The crossing between Reynosa, Mexico and Pharr, Texas is expanding to accommodate $35 billion in trade and more in the years to come. It’s the number one crossing in the U.S for produce. More than 10 per cent of the crossings are in high-value berries.

International blueberry coalition formed

In a new twist, some of America’s largest blueberry growers are insisting that there is no injury to the industry when most imports arrive outside the domestic growing season of late April to early September. The coalition went public a week before the U.S. International Trade Commission looks at the case on January 12.

Blueberry alliance formed in U.S.

The American Blueberry Growers Alliance has been established to seek relief from rising imports. While Peru and Mexico are said to be the main irritants, Canada is also caught up in the International Trade Commission investigation.  

American farmers may get paid to plant cover crops

The U.S. president-elect has nominated former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack to become agriculture secretary. His approach to climate change will be watched closely in rural America. 

International Year of Fruits and Vegetables launches Dec 15

Conceived pre-pandemic, the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables is more relevant than ever. The UN’s focus will be on health benefits as well as preventing food waste.