USDA Southern Region news release Non-citrus Fruits and Nuts

Georgia leads US blueberry production - value up 52 percent from 2018

Florida’s utilized production of avocados was up 88 percent from 2018 and its associated value of production was up 54 percent. After suffering several years of disease and hurricane damage, yields rebounded in 2019.

Regarding blueberries; Georgia led the nation with 21,700 harvested acres for 2019. The utilized production was up 76 percent and the value of production was up 52 percent from 2018’s hurricane damaged crop. Utilized production in Florida was up 16 percent while value of production was up 3 percent.

Georgia saw the utilized peach production go up 44 percent and value of production was up 58 percent from 2018’s crop which was heavily impacted by freezing temperatures. South Carolina utilized production was up 8 percent while value of production was up 20 percent.

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