Jun 28, 2017
South Jersey blueberry crop appears to be the best in years

Anthony DiMeo III of DiMeo Farms in Hammonton, New Jersey, a fourth-generation blueberry farmer, predicts this year to be the best one locally since 2011.

“We had a nice cool spring, so the fruit had time to develop, and is hearty and plump, with a nice size to the blueberries this year,” he said.

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher also loves what he has seen and heard about the blueberry crop this year.

“Growers are all reporting a great crop so far, and for New Jersey to be ready with an amazing supply and one of high quality, we’ll surely sell them all,” Fisher predicted.

That may be especially true this year.

A hard freeze in late March in the deep South decimated southern blueberry crops, and DiMeo said when other states get hurt, New Jersey benefits.

For more on the New Jersey blueberry crop, see a report in The Press of Atlantic City.

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