Summer Berries

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Summer Berries

Strawberry volume headed upward

As of the first week of June, strawberry movement was on track to beat last year’s 202 million trays by a little over 16 million, according to the Watsonville-based California Strawberry Commission.

Solid season seen for upcoming summer berries

A fruitful season should be in store for the summer berry categories, as grower-shippers report ample supplies of good-quality fruit.

Southeast berry growers getting ready for spring

Delayed rain in Chile and Mexico and freezes in Southern California could mean the national market needs more volume from Southeastern berry growers.

Strawberry crop volume picks up

Rainy weather kept a damper on California’s strawberry volume throughout the winter and late spring, but grower-shippers said shipments were rebounding as summer approached.

Blueberries take off after slow start

The early blueberry crops out of Georgia and North Carolina this spring were somewhat disappointing, but supplies were picking up as the harvest moved westward, said Luciano Fiszman.

Bounty of berries available this summer, growers say

Consumers looking for berries to enhance their picnics or barbecues this summer won’t be disappointed.