Florida Blueberries on TV
Blueberry fans may be interested in a recent TV segment from the Florida Channel that focused on the history of the University of Florida Blueberry Breeding Program, as well as those of a couple other major commodities produced in the state.
From the video we learn:
Thirty years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find fresh blueberries in most parts of Florida. Today, the produce aisle at the grocery store has been transformed. Florida has a thriving blueberry industry worth almost $100-million a year and growing. Where did all those blueberries come from? In “Seeds of Change”, Melissa Klinzing looks at how scientists and farmers worked together to breed new crops adapted to Florida’s climate, and how today’s breeding programs continue to improve specialty crops like blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes and more.