Fresh Plaza – “The soil of Zimbabwe seems to be magical for blueberries”
Delecta Fruit’s Zimbabwean blueberry season has been underway for three weeks: the first berries are of excellent quality and size, flown out from Harare to high-value markets like the Far and Middle East.
As volumes increase on the smaller size berries, programmes to the UK and EU will get underway.
“The past couple of days have been cooler in Zimbabwe, keeping growers on their toes. Last season some Zimbabwean blueberry growers lost up to 60% of their crop to frost, but several growers have invested in and installed frost fans which take a big load off their shoulders,” says Rossouw Lambrechts, blueberry account manager at Delecta Fruit.
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