NC blueberry crop suffering due to adverse weather conditions

Blueberry crop (Photo: Nicole Griffin/NewsChannel 12)

It’s few fruits currently for their labor.

Blueberry farmers in our area are suffering this year thanks, unfortunately, to prolonged freezing this winter and heavy rains this spring.

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At Nelson’s Blueberry Farm in Bridgeton, farmers are trying to pick whatever blueberries they can after what they say has been a very rough year for harvest. Debbie Nelson Gustafson, who has been growing blueberries for 25 years, is watching over her crop and said it’s been a struggle so far.

“This one has been hectic, just picking between the rain showers and finding a time we could pick berries,” Gustafson said. “As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst crop that I’ve had to deal with. It’s just been a nightmare, especially with all the water.”

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