Farming Blueberries in Peru
Peru is one of Latin America’s best-performing economies, led by its seasonal exports of high-value fresh fruit and vegetables, including avocados, table grapes, asparagus — and blueberries. Peru is now recognized as the number one supplier of fresh blueberries worldwide, supported by its long growing days, large expanses of plantable land, and access to markets across Asia and the Americas. The country has experienced explosive growth of blueberries in under a decade, from 70 hectares planted in 2012 to an estimated 14,000 hectares in 2020. And its dominance in the world blueberry market is only expected to continue, with blueberries now ranking as the country’s second most important agricultural export after table grapes.
To maximize results of the rapidly increasing and highly professional farming operations of Peru, Fall Creek has invested in a nursery facility south of Lima to provide premium plants and valuable technical support to aid our customers in their long-term success.