The Blueberry is nowadays called by many as a superfood, even though this is just a commercial strategy to sell more of some products, these berries are in fact a very healthy fruit to eat, they are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables usually available at food stores.
These little fruits have several proven health benefits, from the heart to the brain and they are becoming more and more popular every day, becoming part of people’s diets in many different dishes. They are also delicious, sweet, colorful and easily enjoyed.
In our case, we are lucky enough to grow them under the Portuguese sunlight and with experts knowledge, we can provide the plants with the best conditions possible to grow and to produce well.
Is the variety that covers the biggest part of our fields. It is a Southern Highbush, with little cold hours needed, only about 400, that is the reason why we chose it to be the queen of our fields in the Alentejo. It presents as a very vigorous plant keeping leaves all year round. The fruits are medium large with very sweet flavor and with crunchie texture. Despite they’re delicate fruits, they have a great capacity to hold their quality until consumption.
Is a very robust variety, with capacity to hold the big climatic changes that we constantly feel in our region. These horizontal plants with healthy aspect, even though they are Northern Highbush, with needs of about 700 to 800 cold hours, have been developing very well in these southern lands, revealing as happy choice. The blueberries from this variety have medium size, with intense flavor and a lot of firmness.
Is an all-terrain plant among the Southern highbush varieties. Even though it is sensitv to late rains, it is very adaptable and able to produce well in various conditions. Easy to harvest and with outstanding fruit quality, this variety has a small percentage on our production.
Was one of our successful plays. These robust plants produce high yields in the right season. They adapted extremely well to Alentejo’s climate and the local soils. The high production and big caliber are important characteristics for their presence in our fields. The fruits are firm and of great quality, sweet and fresh.
Is a Southern Highbush that stands up to whatever mother natures dishes out. It is a robust and erect plant that flowers slightly later that the other varieties present here and it is very resistant to bad weather out of its season. The fruits are big, light blue in color and full of flavor.
Is among the earliest varieties in terms of harvesting. Even being the last to present flowers and foliage after winter, it is the first to terminate the fructifying stage and so the first to harvest. It has a vigorous structure but with small overall size, making of it an easy to maintain plant and with high yields. The fruit has excellent quality and durability.