Mexico: In the next campaign we should export 300,000 tons of blueberries

Fresh Blueberry
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 19, 2024

Tridge summary

Ricardo Polis, the regional director of South America for Fall Creek, discusses the evolving blueberry industry, highlighting Peru's leading role in blueberry exports and predicting a production increase to 300,000 tons in the upcoming campaign. He emphasizes the industry's 'revolution' through genetic advancements, introducing new, superior blueberry varieties such as Sekoya Pop, Sekoya Beauty, Sekoya Crunch, Sekoya Grande, and Sekoya Fiesta. These varieties are designed to be larger, crunchier, less acidic, and sweeter, meeting specific climate needs of regions like Peru and Chile, and significantly improving labor efficiency in harvesting. Polis warns that producers not adopting these new varieties risk falling behind, as consumer preferences shift towards these improved fruits.
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Original content

Fall Creek is a renowned transnational blueberry genetics house that has existed for forty years and is headquartered in the United States. It supplies plants to the main blueberry producers in the world and has nurseries in Mexico, Peru, and Spain. Ricardo Polis is regional director of South America for Fall Creek, but has also been president of the Association of Agricultural Producers Guilds of Peru (AGAP). Polis knows the reality of the blueberry industry in Peru and the world quite well. Ricardo Polis. In relation to the Peruvian campaign, how will the blueberry volumes and prices be? Ricardo Polis responds: “The volume is going to increase because there are new areas planted. Last year there was a drop because some varieties suffered from the heat and lost productivity. This year the weather conditions so far are good... Normal? At this point it is no longer known what is normal in relation to temperatures. In any case we should have greater productivity than last year.” ...
Source: MXfruit
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