The 2023 blueberry season in Peru represents a stage of learning for the industry, especially in the largest exporting areas of the country.
The Trade Commission Office for Peru, based in New York City, will be exhibiting Peruvian flavors at the New York Produce Show
In week 45, Peruvian grape shipments totaled 26,581 tons, 12 percent more than the same week last year, with the U.S. as top market.
Climate problems have impacted grape production in the northern part of Peru, which will affect volume and export figures, says the general manager of Dole Peru, Francisco Moraga.
Since the 2023-2024 Peruvian fresh blueberry campaign began, 40,527 tons were shipped until week 36, reflecting a 50 percent reduction compared to what was achieved in the same period of the previous campaign.
Mango plantations (and other crops) were greatly affected by heavy rainfall, generating very high humidity, to which was added high temperatures that have been between 2 and 3 degrees above the average of the last 20 years.
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From January 1 to August 28, 2023, Peruvian avocado exports reached 572.6 million kilos, showing an increase of 8.8 percent compared to the 526,.2 million kilos shipped in the same period of the previous year, the president of the Inform@cción consultancy, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides told Agraria.
The 2023 Peruvian orange campaign, which runs from June to December, started on the right foot, with the first two months of the current campaign (June and July) totaling 5.07 million kilos, showing an increase of 210 percent compared to the 1.6 million kilos exported in the same period of last year.
Through July, Peru has exported 10,000 tons of blueberries, which represents a 25 percent decrease compared to the same period in the previous campaign.