Florida produced approximately 13 million pounds of fresh blueberries in the 2010 season. All Florida production has been for the fresh market but as the industry continues to grow more berries are being sent for processing. Nationally, more than 350 million pounds of blueberries are produced and roughly 250 million pounds of that is for fresh consumption. The value of the 2009 Florida crop was $72 million. Continued research in the many health benefits from blueberries has caused per capita consumption of blueberries to increase 400% in the last 10 years.
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