Argentina Blueberry Program Expected to Double This Year

 

If you are a produce buyer interested in our Wish Farms Argentina blueberry program, please contact our Sales Team for pricing and availability.  *Photos below were taken mid-July

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Wish Farms is excited to announce our blueberry production in Argentina is expected to double in volume this year!  We estimate this season we will be marketing close to 1.5 million pounds of Argentinean blueberries.

“Our blueberry team continues to focus on steady, controlled growth.  This season, our new partnership with a significant grower, helps solidify our Argentina program and stabilize volume for our customers,” said Teddy Koukoulis, Director of Blueberry Operations of Wish Farms.

The Argentina blueberry season will span from the beginning of October to the end of November and will segue perfectly into what will be another strong Chilean season for Wish Farms.  Although there will be a light trickle of fruit beginning in early September, the first significant volume out of Argentina will be around the first week of October.

 


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This season, majority of our Argentina blueberry acreage will be grown under hoops providing protection from inclement weather.

“The majority of our Argentina crop will be grown under hoops, providing cover and protection from weather elements such as rain, frost, and hail,” said JC Clinard, Executive Vice President of Wish Farms. “Rain can be a serious interruption to the Argentina blueberry harvest. The hoops protect us in these circumstances and ensure our customers have a consistent supply of quality berries.”

Leading up to the season, weather in Argentina has been very favorable with adequate chill hours and no harsh weather events.  As a result, fruit quality and volume is expected to be excellent.

Start to look for the Wish Farms Misty the Garden Pixie blueberry label at your local grocery store this October!

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