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Florida, Georgia Remain Two of Top Blueberry-Producing States

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By Clint Thompson

Two of the top blueberry-producing states remain Florida and Georgia. They continue to produce their share of blueberries, according to the USDA 2020 summary.

Georgia was third in the country behind Washington and Michigan in harvested areas in 2020 with 16,000 acres, a decrease from 16,200 in 2019. Georgia also produced 4,640 pounds per acre.

Florida produced 4,400 acres in 2020, a decrease from 5,100 in 2019. It produced 4,790 pounds per acre.

Production for the U.S. totaled 91,400 acres in 2020, a decrease from 97,100 in 2019. But the country’s yield per acre increased from 6,970 pounds in 2019 to 7,090 pounds in 2020.

Georgia’s value of utilized production dropped from $130 million in 2019 to $99.2 million in 2020. Florida’s value of utilized production dropped from $62.3 million in 2019 to $51.6 million in 2020.

Florida producers received $2.56 per pound for their blueberries in 2020, while Georgia growers received $1.44.