Producers in the north of the state of Sinaloa have begun performing the first blueberry cuts in a season that starts with good expectations. According to Lenin Garcia, a producer of blueberries, the fruit has a very good size and appearance because of this year's good weather conditions. This will allow it to access the different national and international markets without any problem.
The blueberry harvest will be carried out progressively and will last during the months of April and part of May, Garcia stated. He also said they were confident it would have good prices in the market because of the excellent quality it had.
According to the Validation and Planting System operated by the Sinaloa State Plant Health Committee (Cesavesin) and based on information issued by the Local Plant Health Boards that operate in the various productive areas of the state, the area dedicated to blueberry production has grown exponentially during the autumn-winter 2020-2021 cycle. There are already 1,226 hectares in production at the state level. The Valle del Fuerte stands out with 1,170 hectares, the largest cultivated area in the state.