Oregon fresh blueberry crop up 145 per cent with high quality fruit

Blueberries in open punnets

Northwest blueberry season has begun 

US fresh produce company Superfresh Growers has marked the start of its blueberry season with harvests from Oregon-based Norris Farms.  

“The fruit set looks great this year. There’s been a great combination of intermittent warm and cool days with periodic rains. Pollination was more successful than in previous years as well,” said Ellie Norris of Norris Farms.  

“We’re very excited about how early some of our fields have ripened and plan to start harvesting earlier than usual. We’re set to have a very successful season.”  

According to Superfresh Growers the growing conditions of the Umpqua Valley, where Norris Farms is located, contribute to the high-quality production of blueberries, while Norris Farms’ harvesting and packing process is set up to maintain freshness and flavour.  

“We take great pride in our partnership with the Norris family,” said Ryan Cleary, director of blueberry sales at Superfresh Growers.  

“The Oregon fresh crop forecast is up 145 per cent this year. Quality is off the charts at Norris Farms, and we’ll be able to hit the ground running right out of the gate on both conventional and organic. Our production in Washington will kick in shortly after Oregon, ensuring we have a promotable crop all summer long.”  

Superfresh Growers prides itself on being a one-stop for summer fruits, including cherries, blueberries, apples, pears, and kiwiberries.