The news portal of the Chilean Blueberry Committee is your source for the most relevant and up-to-date news surrounding the blueberry industry in Chile and the world.


Peru could ship almost 300,000 tons of fresh blueberries in the 2022/23 campaign

According to the president of the consulting firm Inform@cción, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, in the 2022/23 campaign, Peruvian fresh blueberry exports could grow by 36.3% in volume and 17% in value over the previous campaign, totaling nearly 300,000 tons and 1,500,000,000 dollars. Source: Fresh Plaza So far in the current campaign (May-October), the country has shipped […]

9 November, 2022 by Doris Mora

Growers from seven countries on blueberry field trip to South Africa

Growers from seven countries visited blueberry testing sites of Plant Genetics in South Africa during October 2022. Top Fruit, who are licence holders in South Africa for the University of Georgia blueberry program, has seven commercial varieties and several test sites in different locations throughout southern Africa. Source: Fresh Plaza They viewed new generation blueberry […]

9 November, 2022 by Doris Mora

The challenges and solutions in selling high quality IQF berries

Maintaining the natural appearance and shape of berries during the freezing process is of great concern to processors, as berries are very delicate. The reason for the difficulty of handling these berries can be found in the high water and sugar content of these soft fruits, OctoFrost marketing Coordinator María Viéitez says: “This can lead […]

9 November, 2022 by Doris Mora

Berries Australia announces changes of the guard

Berries Australia and the Australian Blueberry Growers Association (ABGA) both elected new leaders at their October AGMs. Anthony Poiner of SmartBerries has taken over as the Chair of Berries Australia from berry stalwart Peter McPherson and Andrew Bell from Mountain Blue has taken over from Jonathan Shaw of Mt Nimmel blueberry farm as the ABGA […]

8 November, 2022 by Doris Mora

Argentina sports “Better with blueberries” campaign for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, the Argentine Blueberry Committee is focusing on the ‘Better with Blueberries’  campaign, an initiative that has a very clear objective: to promote healthy eating by choosing blueberries. Source: Fresh Plaza In recent years, the world context for blueberry production has changed and new producing countries have been incorporated, complicating Argentina’s […]

3 November, 2022 by Doris Mora

South African blueberry industry makes up for lost time

The South African blueberry industry is making up for precious time lost during the recent port labour strike action. This weekend 3,500 tonnes of blueberries left Cape Town for the United Kingdom and Europe. Source: Fresh Plaza “While this is a significant volume in the South African context, it is a volume that can comfortably […]

1 November, 2022 by Doris Mora

Lower volumes but better quality in sight for Chilean blueberries

An estimated 98,228 tons of fresh blueberries are expected from Chile for the 2022-2023 season, according to the Chilean Blueberry Committee. The projection was made within the framework of the “Blueberries” block carried out at Fruittrade 2022. Peak arrivals to the US market are expected around the last week of December and first week of January.  Source: […]

27 October, 2022 by Doris Mora

‘Blueberry in trouble in Argentina’

The blueberry situation in Argentina, with its main production in the Concordia region, is witnessing a real crisis. This crisis is the result of a lack of policies that boost the growth of the sector for international competition. Source: Fresh Plaza This subject was addressed in depth by Matías Longoni, with a note in Bichos […]

18 March, 2021 by Doris Mora

Colombian blueberry exports increased by 387% in 2020

Blueberry was one of the most outstanding products of Colombian agriculture in 2020, registering a growth of 387% over the previous year with international sales of 1,228,958 dollars, according to data from ProColombia. Source: Fresh Plaza “The United States continued to be the largest international buyer during 2020 with $ 854,873 between January and October. […]

15 March, 2021 by Doris Mora

Florida blueberry volumes enter a strong market

The Florida blueberry season is slowly starting up. Adam Roe of Noble Citrus shares: “We are starting to get a bit of fruit this week and then next week we should really be kicking off with our volumes. From then on, we should have strong volumes through the end of April.” Source: Fresh Plaza Strong […]

15 March, 2021 by Doris Mora