Wish Farms to Double Argentina Blueberry Volume
PLANT CITY, FL - Wish Farms is anticipating its blueberry volume in Argentina to double over last season, thanks in part to a new collaboration with a significant grower.
From the beginning of October to the end of November, Wish Farms estimates it will be marketing close to 1.5 million pounds of Argentinean blueberries, according to a press release.
The first significant volume coming out of Argentina will be around the first week of October, but there will be a light trickle of fruit beginning in early September.
“Our blueberry team continues to focus on steady, controlled growth,” said Teddy Koukoulis, Wish Farms’ Director of Blueberry Operations. “This season, our new partnership with a significant grower helps solidify our Argentina program and stabilize volume for our customers.”
Weather in Argentina has been favorable so far with adequate chill hours and no harsh weather events. Fruit quality and volume is expected to be excellent.
As a precaution, most of Wish Farms' Argentinean blueberries are grown under hoops to provide protection from inclement weather.
“The majority of our Argentina crop will be grown under tunnels, providing cover and protection from weather elements such as rain, frost, and hail,” said JC Clinard, Executive Vice President of Wish Farms. “Rain can cause 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.”
Following the Argentina season, Wish Farms anticipates another strong Chilean season. Stay tuned as we continue following any further updates.