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Agenda. All About Blueberries The Blueberry Business Nutrition & Health Blueberry Opportunities. All about blueberries. Botanical Background History Farming. 1.1 Blueberry Botany. Species Vaccinium Highbush aka. “cultivated” V. Corymosum V. Ashei Lowbush aka. “Wild”

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Agenda

  • All About Blueberries

  • The Blueberry Business

  • Nutrition & Health

  • Blueberry Opportunities


All about blueberries

  • Botanical Background

  • History

  • Farming


1.1 Blueberry Botany

  • Species Vaccinium

    • Highbush aka. “cultivated”

      • V. Corymosum

      • V. Ashei

    • Lowbush aka. “Wild”

      • V. Angustfolium

    • Billberries

    • Wild Forest Blueberries


Highbush Blueberries

  • A Dream

  • Selection

  • Cultivation

  • Improvement

From the Wilds

Truly North American

One of few blue foods


1.2 History

  • Native Tradition

  • Wild Roots

  • Whitesbog

  • Industry Development


Native Blueberries

  • Calyx = Star fruit

  • Native Traditions

  • In the Wild

America’s First

Nutraceutical

Forest

Fruit


Almost 100 yrs

American Success!

On the move!


Whitesbog today

Wild Blueberries

Original Cultivations


The Highbush Blueberry Industry

  • 32 States,

  • 2 provinces

  • Southern Hemisphere

365 days a year

Growth industry


3. Blueberry Farming

  • Special Soils

  • Spacing

  • Nurturing

  • Harvest


2. The Blueberry Business

  • Harvesting

  • Packing

    • Fresh

    • Processed

    • Others

  • Marketing

Art Galletta, Atlantic Blueberry

Hammonton, NJ


HARVEST

  • 365 Days availability for fresh

  • Fresh Hand Picked

  • Processed available year round


Packing

Fresh Packing

To process

Harvested

In bins

Cooled

Air cleaned

checked

Hand Mechanically sorted

Packed in plastic clamshells

In drums for juice


Packing

To further process

Process Packing

Harvested

Bluebeerries In bins

Hand Mechanically sorted

Packed in cases

IQF

Cleaned/sorted

Case Frozen

In drums for juice

Puree

Block frozen


Packing

Further

Processing

Freeze dry

Air dried

Frozen/Fresh Blueberries

Sun-dried

OsmoticInfused sucrose/juice

Infused-dried

Drum Dried


Marketing

Export Markets 07


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