Editorial

Chilean exports reached near 1,000 tons in week 10, accumulating a total to date of 110,717 tons, exceeding the total estimated for this campaign. Regarding organic blueberries, are practically finished with only 58 tons exported in week 10 and an accumulated total of 13,429 tons.

The south and central south zones continue to be harvested with late varieties and with volumes that continue to fall. This week there were no reports of rain in the southern zone, so everything progressed normally.

As for frozen blueberries stocks in the US, in January reached 81,080 tons, 7% less than the same month of 2018. On the other hand, Chilean exports reached 3,248 tons in February 2019, slightly below the 3,414 tons of the same month of 2018 (-5% ).


CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 10, IN TONS

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Advance Exports

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Frozen

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Crop Update by Zone

North Zone:

Season is finished.

North-Central Zone:

Season is finished.

Central-South Zone:

The harvest continues with decreasing volumes and focused on the final part of late varieties such as Ochlockonee, Brightwell and Tifblue.

South Zone:

There are no reports of rain in the harvest area this week, allowing a smooth progress. The focus is on Legacy and Elliot and to a lesser extent Brightwell, Liberty and Tifblue.



Weather

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Organics

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