Republic of Georgia: Blueberries are blooming

Source: Fresh Plaza

In Georgia, 200-300 hectares of blueberries are planted in the country every year. Experts say the country  has already arrived at 1,000 hectares.

In 2020, Georgia harvested about 750 tons of blueberries, almost 90% of which were exported. According to Andriy Yarmak, economist at the Investment Centre of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), if Georgia manages to double its harvest this season, it will become one of the 25 largest blueberry exporters in the world.

According to east-fruit, the blooming began later than usual this season. This may delay harvest of blueberries, that ripen by the end of May – early June. Below are the biggest blueberry producers in Georgia and the approximate volumes of harvest they expect this season: