Farming Blueberries in Chile
As the longest country in the world, Chile is marked by varied climatic regions that support an extended growing and harvest season. The country became an established leader in South American produce export more than 30 years ago and is now one of the world’s largest exporters of apples, table grapes, cherries, kiwifruit, avocados, pears — and blueberries.
Fall Creek is proud to have played a role in launching Chile’s blueberry industry, participating in one of the first plantings in 1982 and teaming with recognized industry pioneers with names such as Zegers, Romero, Moller, and DeBlasis. As a family-owned business, involving two active generations, Fall Creek continually looks to the future, providing high-quality plants that meet the needs of an evolving Chilean blueberry industry.
LEFT PHOTO: Fall Creek Chile’s Tomas Gonzalez, Sales & Grower Support Representative, and Carolina Uquillas, Commercial Manager, visiting Fall Creek's new nursery site under construction in Ñuble, Chile. (June, 2022)