Florida’s Commercial Blueberry Industry
Southern highbush blueberry planting with bark beds and drip and overhead irrigation.
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How to Cite

Williamson, Jeffrey G., James W. Olmstead, and Paul M. Lyrene. 2012. “Florida’s Commercial Blueberry Industry: HS742/AC031, Rev. 2/2012”. EDIS 2012 (2). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ac031-2012.


The Florida blueberry industry has grown rapidly because Florida growers can produce high-quality fruit when few fresh berries are available and berry prices are high. Although southern highbush blueberry acreage has expanded significantly in Florida, Georgia, California, and Mexico during the last several years, better cultivars and improved cultural practices have increased grower production efficiency during the last several years, with promising production trends for the future profitability. This revised 4-page fact sheet was written by J. G. Williamson, J. W. Olmstead, and P. M. Lyrene, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, February 2012.

HS742/AC031: Florida's Commercial Blueberry Industry (ufl.edu)

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