The first-ever Ocean Spray specialty berry pack will be released this fall and is backed by a trio of partners with plans to boost the category with a tabletop strawberry proposition.
Demand for frozen blueberries is expected to continue at high levels, with potential for strengthening prices along with persistent growth over the next couple of years, according to industry members who spoke at the NABC/USHBC Spring Conference.
With increasingly polluted oceans, historically low underground water levels, increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere and a climate emergency in our laps, it is no wonder that one of the top three sustainability food trends for 2021 is reducing food waste. This is a crucial priority which needs to be taken seriously if we intend to address food insecurity and mitigate climate change.
There will be a 5-hour session devoted exclusively to blueberry fertilization as part of the 9th International Highbush Blueberry Conference organized this year online. Soil preparation, soil cultivation, plant and soil analysis, nutrient preparation and foliar fertilization - all of these topics will be discussed on March 3 during the 9th International Forest Conference.
The first yield of strawberries have been picked in the “smart greenhouse” at the Gazpromneft Yamal production field. The project for producing vegetables and berries above the Arctic was launched a year ago.
Chinese demand for Chilean cherries is slowly picking up following uncorroborated reports that Covid-19 had been found in packs imported into Shanghai earlier this month.
The Institute of Subtropical and Mediterranean Hortofruticulture (IHSM) La Mayora CSIC-UMA is participating in BreedingValue, a European project focused on obtaining more resistant and highly nutritious strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
If you fancy a bowl of strawberries and cream after your dinner, there is no point going to one French supermarket giant, which has banned the sale of the berries.
Ahead of the incoming Biden Administration’s first major trade dispute, American and international blueberry berry growers, importers, distributors, purchasers, and suppliers have aligned to form The Blueberry Coalition for Progress & Health. The Coalition has been organized to oppose limitations on blueberry imports, including the upcoming International Trade Commission hearing on blueberry imports. All members agree that imports are not a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic blueberry industry. In fact, the U.S. blueberry market is healthy, thriving, and is doing its best to keep up with the year-round marketplace demand for this fruit.
Peru's blueberry exports in 2020 had a moderate increase in volume and value when compared to the previous year. According to a report by Agrodata Peru, in 2020 the country exported 155,645,103 kilos of blueberries for a FOB value of 833,137,981 dollars, while in 2019 it exported 122,031,496 kilos for 810,062,300 dollars.
Chilean blueberry volumes in the U.S. and European markets are forecasted to be similar to those of last year, but the industry could face some challenges this season, according to industry sources.
Heatwaves have hit many regions globally in the past years, affecting both human activity and farming. It is especially problematic for sensitive berries like raspberries. Heat, drought, and other related extreme weather events can accelerate the ripening of raspberry. Instead of havingraspberries regularly ripen in a couple of weeks, the ripening time is concentrated in a period of a few days. This only causes glut of berries and low wholesale price if not enough buyers are available at the time of harvest. A solution to avoid these challenges ever is to immediately IQF freeze harvested raspberries on-site.