Farming Blueberries in China 在中国种植蓝莓
Although China has a centuries-long history of using Vaccinium relatives of blueberry for the production of jam, juice, and black rice, commercial growing of highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum) became well-established only after 2000. After 20 years of concerted development, blueberry cultivation is soaring throughout China, with production on more than 60,000 hectares exceeding 320,000 tons in 2020. Blueberry consumption has increased significantly as consumers become more aware of the fruit’s nutritional benefits.
With its immense size, China demonstrates vast geographical diversity, from fertile lowlands to craggy mountains, and from high tablelands to ocean-bordering coastways. China’s blueberry season reaches from January through August, and notably almost all of the yield is consumed domestically.
Fall Creek® China will produce young plants of varieties true to type from healthy and virus-tested mother stock. The varieties are suitable for specific growing regions, supporting farmers interested in producing high-quality blueberries in this burgeoning market.