Bassum/Oldenburg: blueberry harvest starts: companies are waiting for self-pickers

The blueberry harvest in lower Saxony starts in these days. "We don't harvest much, but it is rising, and when the sun is shining more often now, we can also

Bassum/Oldenburg: blueberry harvest starts: companies are waiting for self-pickers

The blueberry harvest in lower Saxony starts in these days. "We don't harvest much, but it is rising, and when the sun is shining more often now, we can also harvest it properly," said Anja Reiners, Junior Manager on the Erdbeerhof Nüstedt in Bassum (Kreis Diepholz).

With approximately 2000 hectares of lower Saxony has Germany's largest farming area. 70 percent of production, according to the chamber of agriculture in Oldenburg from the state. The experts expect a good fruit quality and a good harvest.

blueberries are popular for self-pickers, said Reiners. In the past few years, the demand for self-picked fruits had become always larger. "We have three self-picking fields." Just in the Corona times, the customers were to accept the offer to be active themselves, gladly. "This is also very popular with children." The have also been shown previously, with the strawberry harvest.

Country should be according to the expectations of the chamber, around 10 000 tonnes of blueberries are harvested, which corresponds approximately to the prior-Year level. 162 companies in lower Saxony, berry fruit, including 28 Businesses.

Given the slightly rainy weather of the past few days Reiners is now hoping for more sunshine. "I would prefer if it rained at night and during the day the sun would Shine," she said. The rain was necessary, because the plants need lots of water. Too much heat is bad for the fruit, and bad for the pickers. "Around 25 degrees would be ideal."

dpa
Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 05:26

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