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Global Plant Genetics and FD Berries:

Licensing and supply chain agreement make blueberry varieties available for Indian growers

Global Plant Genetics and FD Berries have concluded a blueberry licensing and supply chain agreement for India. The new agreement will allow FD Berries to grow and license to third-party growers under contract some of the world's very best evergreen and low-chill blueberry genetics. FD berries have made a substantial investment in tissue culture and nursery facilities of the most modern standards, allowing the highest quality plants to be introduced of the new varieties into the rapidly emerging market.

Rupert Hargreaves commented, "Growers, retailers, and consumers in India will have opportunities to have access to world-class blueberry varieties, which we feel will change the landscape for blueberries across India. Working with Sam Ahilan and his team on this project has been a pleasure, and our combined strengths and FD berries huge blueberry growing experience across many countries will be a real asset to the success of this new and exciting relationship."

"The new blueberry varieties from Global Plant Genetics offer everything we as growers and shippers are looking for in terms of productivity, size, firmness, shelf life, and, most importantly, flavor. Having seen this genetics portfolio in a number of locations, I am convinced we will positively lead the blueberry sector in India", stated Sam Ahilan. FD berries.

FD Berries India Private Limited, a member of the FibreDust family, will undertake the operation of its cultivation facilities, contributing significantly to the augmentation of blueberry supplies in the Indian market. By nurturing blueberries in premium substrate, the company is making strides to cater to the ever-growing appetite for non-native fruits in India.

Sam Ahilan, President of FibreDust LLC, remarked, "Our collaboration with Global Plant Genetics represents a monumental leap forward for FD Berries India. The premium blueberry varieties will undoubtedly enrich the spectrum of blueberry choices available to Indian growers, facilitating the cultivation of high-quality blueberries that are not only abundant but incredibly flavorful."

"FD Berries India is positioned to harness its advanced tissue culture facilities and cultivation capabilities to propagate and distribute these sought-after blueberry varieties to Indian growers. With the introduction of GPG genetics, the company envisions diversifying blueberry cultivars across India and expanding the overall growth of the blueberry industry."

For more information:
Rupert Hargreaves
Global Plant Genetics
[email protected].

Sam Ahilan
FD Berries
Tel.: +1 860-613-0077
Email: [email protected]