June 27, 2023
Now that the bloom period is over in the wild blueberry fields, it’s time to share our forecast for the 2023 harvest and the North American market.
In the Spring
The Spring season for Wild blueberries in Quebec was difficult this year. In addition to the frost periods in late May and June, the forest fires in the north of the province were a source of concern among producers. In the end, the frost damage was minimal and at time of writing, the wildfires have not impacted the fields, thankfully. Rain is in the forecast for the coming days which is beneficial.
In the Maritimes
In Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, the current temperature is in line with our expectations, suggesting stability for the next few weeks and a possibly normal harvest.
In the USA
In Maine, the largest wild blueberry producing state in the US , we anticipate a fairly normal harvest despite the frost incidents during the early bloom period.
In all regions, the temperature over the next few weeks will be decisive for optimal wild blueberry growth. Sufficient rain will be required in July to avoid any drought that could considerably harm the chances of having a good harvest.
2022 crop Inventories
The 2023 wild blueberry harvest is expected to be average, or even good for some producing regions. The instability of our weather system does not allow us to guarantee as large a harvest as last year. However, we can ensure a healthy transition with the inventories we maintain on hand.
Questions? Please contact our sales team.
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