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Blueberries

Apiculture

Overview

  • 2006 Production - 270,000 pounds (managed)
  • Managed blueberries including 7 commercial producers with a total of 2000 acres in production
  • Wild blueberry production exceeds 300,000 pounds per year

Production

Opportunities

Expansion through more intensive management

  • Promotion as wild, organic and blueberry maggot free
  • Fresh market
  • Diversification into secondary products including jams, purees, drinks, baked goods

Challenges

  • Inherent geograhpical limitations
  • High production cost
 
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