Record harvest for blue superfruit

By Jamie Brown
September 29 2017 - 5:01am
Parminder Kaur, India, and Michelle Steer, England, are part of a small army of pickers harvesting at Golden Eagle's Clarenza property. The flexible backpacker work force is integral to most blueberry enterprises on the coast.
Parminder Kaur, India, and Michelle Steer, England, are part of a small army of pickers harvesting at Golden Eagle's Clarenza property. The flexible backpacker work force is integral to most blueberry enterprises on the coast.

Dry conditions on the Far North Coast, where 80 per cent of the Australian blueberry crop is grown, have conspired to place a huge amount of fruit on the market at once, pulling the price of a supermarket punnet down to just $2.

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