The California blueberry season finished up around the end of June with a smooth transition into the Pacific Northwest supply out of Oregon and Washington in early July. There are different pack sizes at different times of year reflecting supply. Bigger pack sizes are seen during peak production times. Up until the end of July we were carrying 6oz, pints and 18oz packs. Offering your customers a variety of pack sizes has proven to increase sales. As we go into August, supply is starting to decrease and we are moving into only 6oz packs. At the end of the season we may see 4.4oz packs depending on supply.
The heat brought on blueberries early this year and we are wrapping up earlier than usual. We have seen the effect of the warmer weather, lack of chill hours and drought in stone fruit and avocados just to name a few. Stay tuned for more blueberry updates.