Northwest blueberry crops set records

Northwest blueberry crops set records

Oregon is forecasting a 70-75 million pound blueberry crop in 2012, compared to 65.5 million pounds in 2011.

Oregon production got a nice boost this year thanks to half a million pounds of fresh blueberries going into South Korea, a first-time fresh customer.

"Fresh has certainly increased over the last several years and now the largest part of what we produce goes fresh," said Oregon Blueberry Commission administrator Bryan Ostlund. "We'll be pushing 60 percent fresh in the very near future."

Read more at the Capital Press.

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