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Abbotsford cultivated blueberries, the top Canadian fruit export

For one family, it all started in 1989

October 30, 2017

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Canada produces over 85,000 tonnes of cultivated blueberries, also known as highbush blueberries, annually.  3:05

There are over 800 growers of highbush blueberries in British Columbia, making Canada one of the world's largest producers and exporters of cultivated blueberries. 


Parm and Satwinder Bains started growing blueberries in British Columbia's Fraser Valley in 1989, "It's a dream come true for us."

Today they, along with their growing partners, harvest nearly 4,500 tonnes of cultivated blueberries per year on approximately 1,000 acres of land. 

The majority of their harvest is shipped to the United States and sold in Great Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Dubai.

In 2016, Canada exported over 53,500 tonnes of cultivated blueberries.

Ricardo visits Westberry Farm owners Parm and Satwinder Bains to learn more about Canada's most profitable fruit crop.