Chilean blueberry season back to normal
January 31, 2013

The harvest of blueberries continues as normal now in Southern Chile. After two weeks of high temperatures in the South the fruit is ripening fast and is expected to reach peak volumes this week or next. Good weather is expected to last until January 22nd.

5,746 tons were exported in the second week of January, 93% of which was exported to the US. So far accumulated volumes of exported berries reach 44,100 tons which represents 55% of anticipated volume for the entire season.

The difference between this season and last so far is 2%, though this figure climbs to 4% in relation to initial predictions.

Week 3 shipments are expected to reach 5,700 tons, which is as predicted initially.

Source: FreshPlaza