Peru: Ancash blueberry exports doubled in 2019

The department of Ancash in northern Peru has 570 hectares of blueberries in full production, distributed in the provinces of Huarmey and Huaylas, the main varieties being Biloxi and Emerald.

In 2019, exports of fresh blueberries by the Ancash region reached more than 3,000 tons, a volume that doubled the shipments of 2018, reported the National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa).

It was stressed that the economic sustainability of this crop has allowed the blueberry agro-export to increase for this year, reaching 570 hectares in full production, distributed in the provinces of Huarmey and Huaylas. The health authority indicated that the main export varieties in Áncash are Biloxi and Emerald, with a production period from April to December of each year.

The main exporting companies are Intipa Foods, Green Vegetables & Flowers, EXFRUSUR, Agrícola La Venta and Fundo los Paltos, which register shipments to countries such as Spain, France, England, Holland, United States, China, Germany, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.


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