2016 Oregon Blueberry Industry Facts at a Glance



Oregon Blueberries – Total Pounds Harvested:
                 
2015 – 95.8.0 million pounds
2014 – 86.5 million pounds
2013 – 89.2 million pounds
2012 – 75.7 million pounds
2011 – 65.1 million pounds
2010 – 54.1 million pounds
2009 – 47.2 million pounds

Oregon Blueberry Fresh Market Production:
                                   
2015 – 33.1 million pounds
2014 – 34.4 million pounds
2013 – 37.2 million pounds
2012 – 38.1 million pounds
2011 – 32.3 million pounds
2010 – 24.6 million pounds
2009 – 20.8 million pounds

Oregon Blueberry Processed Market Production:
                                                     
2015 – 57.9 million pounds
2014 – 48.1 million pounds
2013 – 47.5 million pounds
2012 – 34.7 million pounds
2011 – 28.6 million pounds
2010 – 27.2 million pounds
2009 – 23.7 million pounds

Oregon Blueberry On Farm Sales:
                                   
2015 – 4.8 million pounds
2014 – 4.0 million pounds
2013 – 4.5 million pounds
2012 – 2.9 million pounds
2011 – 4.2 million pounds
2010 – 2.3 million pounds
2009 – 2.7 million pounds

Oregon Blueberry Production Acreage:

2015 – 12,000 acres
2014 – 11,500 acres
2013 – 10,000 acres
2012 – 9,000 acres
2011 – 7,600 acres
2010 – 7,100 acres
2009 – 6,500 acres
2008 – 6,100 acres

 

Number of Oregon Blueberry Growers:

356 growers

Typical Blueberry Farm Size:

Approximately 10 acres

Popular Oregon Blueberry Varieties:

Berkeley, Bluetta, Bluejay, Bluecrop, Duke, Earliblue, Elliott, Jersey, Liberty, Powder Blue and Rubel

Health Benefits Linked to Blueberries:
        
Antioxidants for Disease Protection, Improved Vision, Clearing Arteries, Enhanced Memory, Promoting Weight Control, Strengthening Blood Vessels, Stopping Urinary Tract Infections, Reversing Age-Related Physical/Mental Declines

Nations Importing Oregon Blueberries:
     
Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Blueberries in the Field:
     
         Bloom Period: Late April to Late May
         Fruit Development: May through July
         Harvest: June to September
         Post-Harvest Growth: September to mid-October

Blueberry Vitamins and Minerals:

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Potassium, Iron, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Manganese and Sodium

Blueberry Uses and Applications:
     
Pies, cakes, toppings, fillings, cereals, muffins, salads, yogurts, ice creams, breads, bagels, pastries, jams, preserves, cookie dough and bread dough, fruit drinks, milk shakes, baby foods, snack bars, pancakes, waffles, trail mixes, savory sauces, concentrates and fresh or frozen as a snack by themselves.