Oct 1, 2021Naturipe’s import blueberries peak is early and strong this season
Naturipe, a producer of fresh blueberries, announced Sept. 30 that its import blueberries from Peru are peaking early this season and in impressive volumes. Wih the first arrival of import berries being ahead of schedule and a berry-strong crop, Naturipe is excited about the rest of the season.
Peru blueberries are peaking three weeks earlier than usual or expected this year. The early arrival hasn’t compromised volume or quality with more than a 20% increase in volume from last year. This season’s early fruit has the common larger size and firm quality expected in a Peruvian blueberry from Naturipe.
“We are grateful for an early and abundant crop this season in Peru,” Brian Bocock, vice president of product management at Naturipe, said in a news release. “The import berries we’re seeing are as fresh, firm, and flavorful as always. With the strong numbers we are producing we are more than able to fulfill the high demand we expect.”
Naturipe expects to see the high consumer demand for blueberries continue as a result of the immense health benefits blueberries provide.
“Blueberries are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants,” said Lori Taylor of The Produce Moms. “They are a superfood for brain and gut health and can even improve your mood!”
Starting Oct. 4, Naturipe has ample volumes of the berries to promote. Due to high demand, Naturipe is supplying larger packs than the traditional pints, including 18oz and 2lb clamshells.
Because of Naturipe’s Globally Local program, it has family growers all over the U.S. and around the world that provide the best product during their season. This enables Naturipe to offer high-quality berries to consumers all year round.