Fresh Blackberries—Still Waiting on the California Crop

US prices started the season at relatively low levels, as fresh market blackberry shipments during the first week of June were nearly double the same period in 2014. California, Mexico, and the southeastern US all moved considerably higher volumes during that period versus the same period last year. However, it being the last week of significant Mexican imports, supply dropped off, and domestic prices quickly strengthened through June, as seasonal supply gaps in California slowed overall shipments.

picture of assorted berries

Click below to download the one-page report titled "Fresh Blackberries: Still Waiting on the California Crop". This is an addendum to the recent Rabobank report "US Berries—Increasing Consumption is Not a Silver Bullet"