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Blueberry Update May 30, 2013

• Posted on May 30th, 2013 •      

Cool, wet weather doesn’t slow blueberries.

The blueberries are looking great! This week’s pictures feature three popular varieties.

Last week’s weather was cooler than normal and wet with highs between 58-65 and lows 47-51° F
(14-18/8-11.5° C). Forecast for next week predicts dry, warm weather with temperatures 10-15° F above normal.

The “Duke blueberry stalk” picture shows an Oregon Berry value-added practice. In our pursuit of excellence, we wrap this wire around stalks to support the bushes as berries ripen. This prevents bushes from sagging to the ground. We know that value-added steps like these ensure a consistent quality berry for luxury consumers.

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