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Blueberry Update June 27, 2013

• Posted on June 27th, 2013 •      

Duke blueberries are firm and sweet!

Last week brought heavy rain to the Northwest, but our growers’ locations received only light showers. We were able to harvest blueberries everyday  and Duke quality is the best that we have seen in years.  Not only are the Dukes extremely firm, but spring’s sunshine and warmth created a sweeter flavor than the past two years.  We will be harvesting Dukes for the 2nd pick later next week and expect the fruit to be consistently blue and even sweeter than the 1st pick.  Hot weather is expected next week, but we will be harvesting during cool mornings and only the firmest blueberries will be exported.

Did you know? Blueberries are very low in calories: 100g fresh blueberries have only 57 calories. Blueberries also provide health benefiting plant-nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants for optimum health and wellness.

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