ATLANTA -- According to an article on farming industry news site FreshPlaza.com, this year's blueberry crop in Georgia will be on par with last year's, despite early losses from a spring freeze.
Cold weather early in the season was offset by enough younger acreage, which will allow the season to reach an average volume in the state.
Joe Cornelius, president of J&B Blueberry Farms is quoted in the piece as saying that the season has been good up until a few days ago, when ongoing rains began to plague portions of the state. hampering harvest operations. Cornelius said growers are not able to harvest in the rain because berries get damaged during rainy conditions.
The Department of Agriculture said Tuesday prices for a large flat of Georgia blueberries was running between $14.50 and $16.00. The blueberry harvesting season in Georgia runs through July.