Según el nuevo comunicado de Argentina Blueberry Committee (Consorcio ABC), Argentina tuvo un 30% menos de producción de la semana 45 a la 48. Si bien el organismo atribuye esta baja a las lluvias en Concordia muchos analistas coinciden en que el impacto del abandono de plantaciones también tuvo su efecto en la baja. Abajo la nota
New Volumes: Argentina's 2012-13 Season
The early arrival of El Nino has impacted Argentina's blueberry volumes due to the amount of rainfall in Concordia, which has resulted in fewer harvesting days. The original volume estimates for weeks 45-48 will now be reduced by approximately 30 percent.
Despite the forecast decline, Argentina’s natural environment still makes the country the ideal and dominant grower of premium early fruit. Regions like Tucuman and Concordia in Argentina naturally promote extraordinary growth rates due to the generally temperate climate, quality soil, and natural drainage. Argentinean soils are the best for growing blueberry crops because of the soil’s natural aeration and acidity reaction. The ideal temperate climate in areas like Tucuman also help crops to reach maturity yields in less time due to the little to no winter resting.
Argentina’s infrastructure and local airport access allow it to send direct blueberry shipments to the U.S. and Europe. With 90 percent of its blueberries traveling via plane, the time between field and fork is drastically reduced, allowing for a fresher, more flavorful product.