Drought conditions in California shouldn’t hurt berry harvest

05/09/2014 11:58:00 AM
Melissa Shipman

“I think the situation in Georgia will be similar to what we are encountering in Florida, with the demand exceeding the supply,” Crawford said.

Despite these delays, Crawford said he expected harvest in Georgia to begin around May 5, with volume ramping up just before Memorial Day.

Crawford said he doesn’t believe holiday promotions will be an issue.

“I see no reason to not push forward with promotions for Memorial Day, but we’ll have to continue to watch the production curve as it progresses,” he said.

Volume should also be strong for Independence Day, Crawford said.

“We expect to have significant volumes by that time,” he said.

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